Otters on the River Stour - in the town!

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Otters on the River Stour - in the town!

Postby Westi » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:31 pm

Christchurch, Highcliffe & Southbourne Eye posted on their Facebook site - A family of otters on the moorings of houses right near the middle of Christchurch town. So cute, 2 videos, & one zoomed in for a better view. It is pretty busy there with public land opposite with loads of dog walkers, and a lot of traffic heading over the bridge right next to these properties. The river is very clean, but carries a lot of boat traffic especially in the summer. It is also full of fish thanks to the Environment Agency.

I tried to cut & paste the video link but didn't work, so if you are on Facebook have a look on their page.

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Postby Diane » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:01 pm

Thank you Westi - I'm in Wimborne so know the area well. I must see if I can catch sight of them.
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Re: Otters on the River Stour - in the town!

Postby alan refail » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:54 am

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Postby alan refail » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:57 am

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Re: Otters on the River Stour - in the town!

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:11 am

Thanks for posting that Alan, especially finding the youtube one.

Having done a online search myself this morning it appears that over recent years there has been evidence of quite a few Otters up and down the Stour
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Re: Otters on the River Stour - in the town!

Postby Westi » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:16 pm

Thanks Alan for finding the link!

I walk along the opposite side of this bank quite regularly - won't be admiring the boats in the future, but will be on the look out for these guys! Might find myself frequenting the tea house here a bit more or finding myself at the pub on the other side of the bridge also. If anyone drives over the bridge & sees a sad lady sitting outside the pub getting drenched - it'll be me as it is right opposite what I would consider a great otter place. (As if I'd know, but it a little reed bed & muddy small island)!

Another reason why I love my town - anyone undecided on this year's holiday I can highly recommend Christchurch, Mudeford & surrounds! Beach, Rivers & Forest at our doorstep - & OTTERS!

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