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Otters

Post: # 263906Post Odsox »

I looked out of my window this morning and was amazed to find two otters playing on the lawn.
I have seen them in the sea before when I've been fishing but I didn't realise just how big they are, these two were a good 4 feet long with a body the size of a large dog.
They disappeared down where my chicken are and although I was pretty sure they wouldn't touch them, I thought I had better check. As I walked down to them I met one of the otters coming back, it passed me unconcerned almost brushing my leg. I felt both honoured and just a wee bit scared, they are truly beautiful animals and are welcomed to play on my lawn again any time.
Made my dog go a bit berserk though. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 263907Post Green Aura »

Wonderful. We have them in the loch and they're fairly used to humans being around but not too close.
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Post: # 263912Post Millymollymandy »

You lucky so-and-so! I'll swap you for my coypu. *evil grin*
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Post: # 264361Post bill1953 »

Otters are spreading throughout England by using the motorway embankments to travel unmolested.
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Post: # 264383Post boboff »

Yeah those Pesky priests were always at them Otters!

We have them on the River here, but I have only ever seen one once to stare at, and a couple of glimses, mainly when the river is in flood.

I agree they are the best of animals.
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