Otters at Achnacroish

A couple of weeks ago whilst doing some gardening I saw an animal, which I thought was a mink, run across the road and disappear behind a house.

Then I heard a loud squeaking like a bird, so June and I went looking to see what it was, and found a young otter in the grass verge, calling for it's mother. June and I kept watch in case any dogs or birds got their eyes on it, or a car ran it over.

After getting my camera I waited to see if the mother would return, which she did after about 15 minutes.

Hiding behind the post bus, I managed to take some stills and video of them as the mother took the young one by the scruff of the neck and took it down to the shore.

Click the play button below to watch the video

Jim Millard 

 

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