A Visit to the Chattahoochee River to catch up with the River Otter

You will be "otterly" entertained

Halloween Hikes is a time to catch up with lots of woodland and watershed creatures and learn about their natural lives. Trail guides lead groups along the well-lit trails for a close encounter with some creatures that can be hard to spot in their natural habitat.

We caught up with the River Otter down by the river, imagine that! He is a hard one to catch up with because he is always busy, busy, busy. Find out who he likes to hang out with when not at Halloween Hikes and other interesting bits of information.

First of all, what do the other characters at Halloween Hikes call you?

Most of them call me crazy.


Where do you hang out when not on the trails at Halloween Hikes?

When not at Halloween Hikes you will find me on the riverbank. I have a wicked mud slide just off the boardwalk.


Why do you want to share your story at Halloween Hikes?

Although I am known as a wild and crazy mammal, I get serious about reminding humans to keep the river clean. That’s where I live! You otter tell your friends.


How long have you been a part of Halloween Hikes?

Seems like I have been part of Halloween Hikes for years. It is so much fun that I lost track of how many years!


Who is your favorite other Halloween Hikes character to hang out with?

Mother Nature is a blast to hang out with down by the river. You should see her on the water slide! It is “otterly” hilarious!


What do you do to get ready for your big nights?

No preparation necessary for me. I just show up for the fun. I always show up for fun.


What is your favorite part of the evening?

My favorite part of the evening is seeing all the human pups in costume.


What do you do after an evening on the trails at Halloween Hikes?

I’m working on a new routine for water gymnastics– a triple summersault.

I’ll practice that and munch some tasty fish.


Tell us your favorite joke!

What did the swamp rabbit say to the beaver?  We need to be nice to otters.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the River Otter. There is much more that you can only hear at Halloween Hikes on the woodland trails! It is an evening you and your family do not want to miss.


Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

October 23, 24, and 30 | 6-10PM

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