My name is Gene Knight and I live just south of Oxford, MS. I have been a
Bird Watcher for over 35 years in MS and all over the US. Being a nature
person my birding has allowed me to see many mammals. In Dec 2019 birding
with a friend south of Oxford we encountered a RIVER OTTER in a small
impoundment off the Yocona River. My friend was able to get this video with
the otter barking at us! At first we thought it was a beaver or such. The
small head and straight thin tail plus the barking told us that it was an
otter. I have seen otters a couple other times in MS. Once at Enid Lake in
Yalobusha Co. and once in Tunica Co. I don't think they are very numerous
I have several mammal photos in my photo collection and when time allows me
I might send a few your way.
Enjoy the otter at the link provided.