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Otter tracks in the snow - Assynt Field Club

Otter tracks in the snow

December 13th 2010

The snow maybe an inconvenience to us but it is also a great time to get out and about and see animal tracks and signs. These wonderful pictures were taken at Stoer by Tony Williams on 2nd December. They clearly show an otter having a fabulous time sliding down an embankment towards the sea. You can see the distinctive five toes on the footprints. It is impossible to tell whether sliding along the snow on your belly is simply the easiest way to travel for an otter in deep snow or whether it was just having fun. I tend to think the later.

Otter tracks at Stoer 2nd December. Photo by Tony Williams

 

Otter slide in snow at Stoer. Photo by Tony Williams.
Otter slide in snow at Stoer. Photo by Tony Williams.

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