Otter at Mousehole

Otter at Mousehole

On a stormy day at Mousehole on 20th December 2013 I was on the rocky beach seeing if there were any birds to be photographed, when to my surprise and privilege  I saw an Otter in the distance with a large fish. It was around 3.30 and the light wasn’t brilliant,  to my amazement the Otter came nearer, i stayed glued to the spot rather than scare it off completely. Eventually it came onto the rocks nearby, and then disappeared into the rocks to eat it’s catch. The pictures below show the story .

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Otter at Mousehole

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 Otter at Mousehole

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4 thoughts on “Otter at Mousehole”

  1. It's lovely to See an Otter in the Sea, but does that make it a Sea Otter? Looks like Lutra lutra to me the European or Eurasian otter, usually found in rivers, but also the sea (west coast of Scotland). I've seen Sea otters on the pacific coast of America – a different species. But it's nice to spot this otter in an unusual location.

    1. Hi Martin, apparently we don't get Sea Otters in the UK so you are right – they are all Lutra Lutra, I’ve updated the blog title accordingly ( although it might take some time to ripple through Google)

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