Archive for April 20th, 2009

An otter in my garden!

April 20, 2009

Otter Napping

Otter Napping


Note: I wrote this piece yesterday but didn’t have a chance to post it.  At the end is an update.


This morning I was walking in the back garden with my dog when he suddenly got excited.  Instinctively I tightened his leash and from a bed of reeds there burst a long, sinuous dark shape with a rounded, muscular, tapering tail.  “Otter!” I thought to myself incredulously.  The apparition vanished into the bushes at the front of the house.