Otters spotted in River Yare at Cobholm and Gorleston

PUBLISHED: 22:30 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:55 22 December 2017

An otter spotted at Breydon Water. Picture: Lewis Alp

An otter spotted at Breydon Water. Picture: Lewis Alp

Two people have spotted an otter, or otters, in the River Yare in Great Yarmouth.

Two people have spotted an otter, or otters, in the River Yare in Great Yarmouth.

Lewis Alp wrote: “My work is situated on Breydon Water in Cobholm and during our morning tea break I spotted an otter in the water and whilst watching, it came up and sat on the river wall pruning itself.

“I managed to get a few photos. I would like to share them. I have seen footprints on a number of occasions so it would seam that it’s a common place for the offer to return to.”

While M Pillar said in an email: “Walking along Gorleston riverside at Darby’s Hard I saw an otter in the river close to the shore. Initially I thought it to be a seal but seeing the brown fur and the strong tail arcing as it dived under the water, I realised it was an otter.

“I watched it from a few yards away for some time, it disappearing every few minutes to find food then surfacing to chew. Quite an experience to see this unusual creature.”


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