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River Otters

Otters were once found throughout Illinois but have become very rare in the state. Just ten years ago, otters were considered extirpated from Winnebago county, but the population has rebounded somewhat, due to river habitat protection and enhancement. Otters are still a rare and are considered a species of concern.  Signs of otters have been reported in Pecatonica Wetlands, Sugar River and Kishwaukee River Forest Preserves. Otters are very playful and one telltale sign of their presence are mud slides they create along river banks.