When I was walking on a trail at Sweet Pond with my grandmother and my sibling, I saw an otter just barely peeking its head over a rock. It was an incredible experience that I hope I will get to repeat - but I am worried I won't be able to.
Hi, my name is Elsa. I am 10 years old. I would like to talk to you about the river otters we have here in Vermont.
About 900 licensed people trap and kill furbearers every trapping season. Trapping season stretches all the way from Oct. 22 through March 31 which is a good part of the year. Because licenses are only $23, people can actually make money by trapping otters and selling their pelts.
Otters are very important to their ecosystems because they help to keep the population of primary consumers down so that there are plenty of producers. Without otters there would be way too many fish (such as rainbow trout), mussels, crayfish, frogs, turtles, and insects. That would make many things tip out of balance.
When I was walking on a trail at sweet pond with my grandmother and my sibling I saw an otter just barely peeking its head over a rock. It was an incredible experience that I hope I will get to repeat but that I am worried I won't be...