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Otters: a breathtaking wildlife experience

Flooded quarry

It was a day that I should have spent in the office working… but the forecast for the rest of the week was bad. This was the only weather window to get out around my local patch. Decision made I grabbed my binoculars and headed out. You never really know….

Otter (Lutra lutra)

The otter -- Lutra lutra -- has its European stronghold in Ireland

Ireland is considered to have the healthiest otter population in Europe. Surveys show that otters are present in more than ninety percent of our inland waterways and coastal waters. The species, already extinct over much of its former range, is listed as “vulnerable to extinction” by the IUCN (International Union….