Meet Otis and Friends
Meet Otis the Otter, Farah the Fox, and Bob the Bobcat and learn more about the animals you share water with.

Otis the Otter

Otis the Otter

Otis is an expert on “conservation,” or ways to save water. Otis teaches us where our water comes from, and what we can do to spot and stop wasteful watering practices at home.

Otis is a North American River Otter. He makes his home in a den by the lake with his big family. There are as many as 16 otters all snuggled in there together. River otters like Otis can stay underwater for four minutes. Those swimming skills help otters hunt all kinds of delicious fish, from carp to sunfish. And the cutest thing: Otters hold hands while sleeping.

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Farah the Fox

Farah the Fox

Farah is an expert on “wastewater,” or the water that leaves our homes. She teaches us where wastewater goes, how it’s cleaned at a treatment plant, and what we can do to make the process easier (like not pouring cooking oil and grease down the sink or flushing wipes down the toilet). Farah also teaches us about water reuse and the concept of “One Water.”

Farah is a Red Fox. She lives with her parents in a den by Lavon Lake, and she spends her time hunting and playing with her three siblings. Foxes can smell and hear really well, which helps them track down their food — usually small rodents. (Foxes can hear a mouse squeaking from over 300 feet away.) Foxes like Farah are fast and can jump over 6-foot-high fences.

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Bob the Bobcat

Bob the Bobcat

Bob is a Bobcat, which is the smallest kind of lynx. He lives in a den by Lavon Lake, and he hunts for rabbits and hares. Bobcats are related to house cats, but they definitely don't make good pets — they have some pretty serious teeth. Bobcats don't like water and will try to avoid swimming. Give bobcats something to climb, though, and they'll be as happy as a kitten with a ball of string.

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