Try to Spot an Otter

LocationDunster, Dunster

Patience Required

You do have to be extremely lucky to spot an otter. Secretive, shy and elusive these slippery mammals disappear; it seems, into thin air whenever humans are around. Whilst you may only catch the merest glimpse of a trail of bubbles, see the imprint of a busy webbed paw or spy an occasional dropping or ‘spraint’ there is much evidence to suggest that Exmoor has a healthy population of the fascinating little creatures. If you spot the tell-tale signs, possibly along the River Barle or Exe, sit very quietly a little way back from the banks and wait… and wait.. and wait.

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