Several Aquatic Mammals Call Transylvania Home


Last updated 7/26/2021 at 3:03pm

A mink peeping out of the vegetation (Courtesy photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS)

Have you ever seen a furry creature in our clear mountain rivers? There are multiple different types of these cute aquatic mammals that can be spotted here in our county. There is nothing quite like the thrill of spotting one of these mammals out on a trip down the river.

There are some ways to distinguish which animal you are seeing.

One common mammal that can be spotted in or nearby rivers and streams are beavers. Beavers are the largest rodent in North America and typically weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. They have four big yellow teeth that are used for chiseling trees to build thei...

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