This playful River Otter circular patch is machine embroidered on vintage butter yellow wool blanket. It includes some river grasses and a snail. Machine embroidered and then hand cut. Patch measures 4” diameter and should be hand stitched onto its desired location. Works great as a knee or elbow patch.
“The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts. Otters are the most aquatic member of the mustelid family, a group of mammals that includes weasels, mink and skunks. They’re highly social animals, and form family groups centered around a female and her young. However, both parents will take care of the young.
A river otter’s diet consists mostly of fish, though they will eat reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, mollusks, insects and even small birds and mammals. They utilize their long stiff whiskers to help find prey and with the use of special flaps they close off their nostrils and ears and are able to remain submerged underwater for up to eight minutes on one breath.”