I was at a shallow creek yesterday servicing a stream gage and I heard splashing upstream. I stopped what I was doing and just watched. I could see Heads popping up everywhere it seemed. A few minutes later here came a mother, I assume, and three little ones that were less than half grown. She was a good teacher. They were all catching craws with ease working together. I guess what one spooked out the other could grab. They spent a lot of time rooting around objects in the stream. I can see where a bottom edge set could catch them. I’ll be looking for mid stream objects this year to try it. Over the years I’ve seen several things like this while working. Saw a mink go under a bank and catch a frog once. Saw another come to a big rock and hug it all the way around underwater. I’ve been fortunate in life to be at work and see these things.
UTK Life Member NRA Life Member Still trapping but getting slower
Thats pretty cool Ive noticed over the last several yrs otter rely more and more on crawdads as they have started to put to much pressure on are creeks around hear. Use to be craws mostly in summer then switched but I see crawdads huntimg later and later. Bottom edge sets are deadly on otter especially in hunting areas Colt