This is an otter video.
Updated: Saturday, 19 January 2013, 17:03
In the Oostvaardersplassen an otter has been seen for the first time. The animal was observed this week with a camera. According to the Forestry Department its presence is a tribute to the water quality in the Flevoland nature reserve.
Probably the animal came from the Weerribben, where ten years ago otters were set free. According to the Forestry Department, the arrival of the otter in Flevoland is due to the Ecological Network, a network of connections between natural areas.
In the Netherlands, about sixty otters live, especially in North-Western Overijssel and South-East Friesland.
See also here.
September 2013. An elusive otter has been caught on camera at Steart in Somerset, where the largest new wetland nature reserve in the UK is being developed by the Environment Agency and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust: here.
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