RiverOtter - River Otters are 3-4 ft long, and weigh 15-20 pounds. They can be found in the US and Canadian waterways, and live up to 15 years in the wild, 25 years in captivity. They are most active in the evenings and early mornings, and are still very active in the cold Alaskan winters.
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Sleet: raindrops that freeze into ice pellets.
Freezing rain: rain that turns to ice on contact with subzero surfaces.
Snow flurries: light snows that fall for short durations.
Showers: snow that falls at various intensities for brief periods.
Squall: a brief, intense snowfall with strong gusting winds.
Blowing snow: wind-driven snow that reduces visibility.
Blizzard: blinding snow with winds over 35mph (56kph).
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SpottedOwl - As a result of declining habitat, there are fewer than 100 pairs of Northern Spotted Owls in Canada, 500 pairs in Washington, 1200 pairs in Oregon and 560 pairs in Northern California.
Lifespan - They may live up to 10 years in the wild, or 15-20 years in captivity.
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BrownCreeper - Small brown bird streaked and spotted with buff, gray and white which perfectly camouflages it against the bark of trees. The Brown Creeper forages in such a unique manner as it creeps along tree trunks and branches in search of insects and spiders for it's winter food.
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