Why Identifying Otter Tracks Matters

It is valuable to correctly classify any unusual prints on property for a number of reasons.

First, these markings can lead to evidence of wildlife near homes. Uneaten fish heads and bones or scat found along river banks may indicate the presence of otters.

Identifying tracks also allows pest control experts to plan the correct removal method. Raccoon prints are often mistaken for otter tracks, as both pests hunt near water. However, raccoons lack webbing between their toes.

Detecting Otters

Though they may be confused for signs left by other pests, otter footprints have a few key features:

Otter Removal

Habitat modification is the key to control because these animals are smart. They do not dig their own dens, so removing the nesting sites of other animals that live near water is essential to avoid attracting otters.

Homeowners concerned about otter tracks in sand near ponds or stocked lakes can contact the professionals at Critter Control for safe and humane removal.

  • Prints are about two to four inches wide, with five toes and claw marks.
  • Otter tracks in mud and sand are most likely to show visible webbing.
  • Running prints appear widely spaced due to the pests' loping gait.
  • 10- to 20-foot slide marks may accompany otter tracks in snow and other soft ground.

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