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    Otter tracks and sign.

    Here's a few from when I've been out surveying.

    Track - hind pad inlaid on the fore.
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    Bit scratchy this photo - 2 fore pads. I was hunched under a bridge and in poor light so tried to use a torch in one hand and camera in the other.
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    Spraint on rock - fish diet.
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    Spraint on rock - crayfish diet.
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    Close up - very red in colour.
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    Predation upon crayfish and either young coot or moorhen.
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    Predation upon waterfowl and fish.
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    More crayfish - claw is evident.
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    Nicely used crossing.
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    Moderator & Poshcrafter™ Martin's Avatar
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    Nice pics there BW, thanks for sharing.

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    I love that crossing..
    Who were you surveying for..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyP View Post
    I love that crossing..
    Who were you surveying for..?
    It's with the Dorset Otter Group (DOG) - a couple of these pics aren't listed as survey sites, but it's a hobby of mine to go round checking out other places anyway.
    Next quarterly survey is this Saturday.

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    Ere Bushwacker, these here otters, are they left or right footed, just wondering which would be tastier lol
    Great pics and info thanks for taking time to share
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savagewolfrm View Post
    Ere Bushwacker, these here otters, are they left or right footed, just wondering which would be tastier lol
    Great pics and info thanks for taking time to share
    Rick
    They have great dexterity given their ability to hold and manipulate items in their fore paws.
    Better stick to the left leg of a hog I reckon. I don't think otters taste all that great although I did have a Chicken Tarka once - a bit like a Chicken Tikka but it's a little 'otter.

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    lol.. good one

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    Again, great piece of knowledge sharing mate.

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    Great photos, I loved the last crossing one!
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