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Otters

Posted by Jeff Butcher 
Otters
June 07, 2016 04:09PM
I guess I am one of those who generally has welcomed the return of otters to our countryside. I must have seen more in the last ten years than in the whole of the first 60 years of my life.

I was interested to hear on Springwatch recently (if I heard right) that there was conclusive evidence that otters had taken eggs or young of the bitterns at Minsmere.

I was wondering if the success of the otter at Leighton Moss might be connected to the failure of the bittern there?

I have heard rumours that damage to swans in the area is attributable to otters by their style of killing.

While I welcome the return of the otter, I'd be unhappy if it implied the destruction of some species of birds.

We obviously need scientific evidence - is anything being done by anyone?

Jeff
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