Otters on the River Dodder

January.

Spotted passing over high spot one of a pair.

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Heading for the weir.

 

Early December 2017.

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Showing a possible injury. One of two Otters feeding their  way down the river Dodder.

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Some relaxation time for a young Otter.

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The older injured Otter may be chewing on fishing gear. This would be an ever-present hazard for wildlife on the river and may explain the missing or broken teeth.
Or colliding with a rock or shopping trolley.

The Sea Searcher magnet must be deployed again in a methodical search to recover as much fishing tackle as possible. To any volunteers I suggest valuable antiques may also be recovered.

22/12/2016 Super images that arrived via email today. Examples of high ISO IQ of some cameras.

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Otter with fish on the Dodder

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Junior Otter on the bank

The above photographs  are the work of the talented Photographer Ray Beggan.  http://www.wingedencounters.com/

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