Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A Marked Otter
Lars posts two photos from 2/8/09. I followed this otter's trail across several hundred yards of one of the northern marshes of Delaney Complex in Stow. Throughout the trail, there were marks of distinctly red to reddish-brown color. The color was not found while the otter was in the woods, only on a long stretch of the trail in the open marsh. What is the color spectrum of scent gland markings? It seemed to have the color of blood. Rezendes' book speaks to otter scent secretion not only for marking, but also at times of fear or rage. Thoughts?