Saturday, March 12, 2022

Otter Time

We have come to that time of the year when Eurasian Otters are starting to spring back to life.  Over the past month I have encountered Otters every other day actively searching for food along the Shannon River and many other small lakes and ponds. This dog Otter was on the river Shannon near Killimer, in west Clare.  He was not too worried about my presence as you can see. He caught many small fish along the shore on the dropping tide. Thankfully they have made a great comeback since the banning of hunting these incredible mammals.

Dog Otter on the Shannon River John N Murphy