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winter otter hide #7205594
03/05/21 05:02 PM
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anyone ever see a winter hide like this , I've seen this on coon in fall tick bites , but never on a otter [Linked Image]
from the head down to the tail

Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205648
03/05/21 06:08 PM
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Had a few like that a couple years ago around head and neck area.

Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205654
03/05/21 06:12 PM
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I had a couple like that over the years. I assumed from fighting/breeding

Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205716
03/05/21 07:08 PM
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Ive seen several like that. As novatrapper1 said I think that from fighting...probably that occurs during breeding. My guess is the darker marks are older bites.


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Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205744
03/05/21 07:31 PM
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That's alot of bites.


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Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205756
03/05/21 07:39 PM
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Was it a female?
This late they can be bit up pretty bad.

Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205757
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Roy did you find any bbs? Some of those spots look like bb trauma plus a couple like you fleshed bbs of hide taking fat off.


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Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7205765
03/05/21 07:46 PM
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Those look like tick bites.

Re: winter otter hide [Re: newfox1] #7206006
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Originally Posted by newfox1
Those look like tick bites.

Thatís what Iím thinking.

Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7206031
03/05/21 11:10 PM
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I've never seen a tick on an otter and my otter live in tick country. There is a type of spotting that I believe is genetic. Sometime when I get the energy I'll share a photo. But what I see in this pic appears to be old scars. I never see otters fight but females do get bit up on the neck during the rut.


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Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7206298
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this was a big male , it was caught in January , no bbs were found in it

Re: winter otter hide [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7206400
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[Linked Image]
The 2 in the middle are small males all were caught in about 2 week time in different locations if you zoom in the two middle ones have marks all over they were given to me by land owner that got them in his pond.

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