Otter spotted in Heron Bay

Here are 3 photos  of a Eurasian otter, spotted swimming on the morning of Wednesday 5th October in Heron Bay. Common in the 1950s, otters suffered a slow decline in numbers with populations hitting a low point in the 1980s. They are now in the process of recovery, and are doing well. Part of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan is to restore the otter population to 1960s levels.

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Otter

photo by Dr Colin Hewitt

photo by Dr. Colin Hewitt

photo by Dr. Colin Hewitt