Thursday, October 7, 2010

Otters

A while back, while walking along the water, I saw the otter that I usually see. Then I saw him again and again and again - popping up here and then there and then back over there. WTF?! It wasn't the otter... it was him, his beloved and their sprogs! I was seeing a family of otters; six of the wee weasels!



There's been an otter living here for a few years but this is the first year I've seen a whole family. Sweet, eh?



Sorry about the crap photos. Not the right camera for the job. Here's a crap video of them (same crap camera!). The otters are on the big rocks:

video

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic!.....I'm sooooo jealous.

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  2. I saw baby otters on a jetty in Salmon Arm once, sweet!

    The other place I've seen an otter (and Neil may struggle to believe me) is Livingston, amongst the shopping trolleys in the river there...

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  3. Oh brill. I love otters. I've only ever seen one as he landed on the beach on the South Africa Wild Coast, with huge fish in mouth. Simply wonderful!

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  4. Awh, sorry Neil! Next time you make some mince and tatties, take some down to the loch. Scroll right to the bottom of this page:
    http://www.scottishrecipes.co.uk/mince_and_tatties_recipe.htm

    ... and don't forget your camera! ;-)

    I take it Livingston isn't a nature sanctuary. haha.

    I love otters too! :-)

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