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Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 06:50:39 PDT

In a message dated 7/10/01 10:49:59 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

<< to Peaks of Otter, VA. Are there actually any Otters there? I thought
they were salt water critters. Anybody here live there? >>

Otters are in Missouri - they were reestablished about 20 years ago - one of
Conservation agents takes in two pups every so many years and raises them
in his home like children - I mean - they even sleep with him, have
refrigerator privileges - their own pool etc. He shows them to the public
every so often and
they are the funniest creatures to watch - not as cuddly as they look though -
he has scars to show for it. He later acclimates them to the wild and begins
with a new pair. Look up Missouri Conservation Magazine for more info on our
Otters - the Conservation agents name is Glenn Chambers. Roberta