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A few of my friends have asked me why there seems to be quite a few dead Otters on the road. I decided to check for myself and counted 6 dead otters on a 50 mile plus stretch along highway 710 from Okeechobee to Loxahatchee.
The good news is that most states have seen an steady increase in the Otter populations since the 1970′s. Otters are present in 49 states with 23 states showing an increase in population.
My one and only theory is that Otters travel at dawn and dusk and with daylight savings time in place the travel time of the Otter falls perfectly during morning and evening commutes. More tires during Otter movements best sums it up.
Each year when we fall back for daylight savings time ending we need to post highway alerts and radio PSA’s telling drivers that more wildlife will be present during heavy commute times.