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Posted on Apr 1, 2011 | 0 comments

2 otters sighted! …. albeit briefly

Its been an anxious 6 week gap in watching the otters.  A visit to the UK and illness have meant no real concerted effort to observe them on our part.

However, all was well again tonight as we spotted 2 different otters at opposite ends of the river that spans the limits of our town.  The first was running along a high bank, entered the water briefly and ran back the same way.  We were unfortunate to be up wind and it may have detected us.

The second sighting was in the centre of town.  The otter was standing in a shallow pool searching for prey.  It was dark but was easily recognised in the orange glow of the street lights.  There were plenty of people, cars and noise which didn’t seem to bother it.

Photo below shows the street light reflecting in the river.  Shame no silhouetted otter in the frame, one day!

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