Locomotion of the Hairy-Nosed Otter

In Water

Local people consider this otter to be a particularly fast swimmer, compared to other otter species in the same area (Budsabong Kanchanasak, pers. comm.)..

On Land

This otter moves in a particularly sinuous and snakey fashion compared to other otters; it does not appear as ungainly on land as other otter species (from a piece of video filmed by Budsabong Kanchanasaka and shown at the Xth International Otter Colloquium, South Korea, 2007)..

Hairy-Nosed Otter