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  1. #1
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    Default Otter footprints

    Could anyone let me know how to distinguish between otter, mink and dog footprints on river banks please?

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    Default Re: Otter footprints

    Otter - http://www.uksafari.com/jpeg2/otter2.jpg

    If you find any of these - http://www.bibleandscience.com/scien...xfootprint.jpg - however, do the following: a) Run like hell, then b) report to the EA soonest, for they belong to a predator of an altogether different and greater order, common on rivers (or at least in the minds of those who fish them for barbel) like the Wensum and Great Ouse, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    Last edited by Paul Boote; 14-09-2011 at 09:25.

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    Default Re: Otter footprints

    Have a look at this (apologies, I created it for another site I posted it on), information courtesy of Surrey Wildlife Trust:


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    Default Re: Otter footprints

    Robhale, thank you for the information, the sketch of otter prints looks very similar to a print I saw today on a North Yorkshire river bank. It was on a length where otters have been seen.

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    Default Re: Otter footprints

    pleasant hay like smell? wonder who got the job finding that out..lol

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