A Wilder View: A Good Time to See River Otters in Montana

A Wilder View: A Good Time to See River Otters in Montana

Source: KTVH
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MISSOULA — With winter weather finally here in Montana it is considered the best time to see river otters.

The reason for this is that during the winter months otters are primarily diurnal — meaning they are more active in the daytime. So, the best times to see them right now would be early morning and evening.

Once spring comes otters will go back to being primarily nocturnal all the way through fall.

Despite their small size otters have large home ranges with territories reaching up to 100 square miles. But during the winter months they usually only occupy 9% of their home range.