Lutra lutra on the Severn.
As a child the tales of "Tarka" the Otter were enthralling to a lad that lived only a few miles from the burrows of north Devon, Mr Williamson had inspired me to check every piece of water in my locality, in later life I.e 18 or so I was able to sit with him at a local hostelry and chat on subjects of nature over a beer, I paid!, but so worth it for an impromptu interview thing. Since then I have taken every opportunity to observe these enigmatic creatures when ever I was fortunate to come across them.
This year has been exceptional with two or more sightings local to me here in Shropshire and both on the river Severn. They are now recorded in every English county, a triumph for the clean up of our rivers. Anyway here are a few photos of those seen in 2015.
Short but sweet , a few video clips were managed but they will wait till I have had chance to edit them so comments good or bad are as always appreciated just drop them into the guestbook or append to this blog.
I am sure there will be more to comes as the weekend is looking good for another go!
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