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The Nature of Otters (50)
hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Here we have a nice picture of an otter looking sweet. On the weekend I was watching the other side of their nature - ruthless hunters.

The otters at the BWC have been known to take down anything that lands on their lake (even a heron and a canadian goose). On Saturday I saw a moorhen arrive on the bank of the lake. The otter spotted it at the same time I did. It swam the length of the lake and caught it. The moorhen escaped 3 times and was caught again each time. The otter then dragged it into the lake and under the water. After playing with it for a while she dragged it to the far side of the lake and started to eat it.

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for a photo. The quality of the shot isn't good as it was hailing and I couldn't get the shutter speed or DOF I needed event with a higher ISO. This was also on the far side of the lake.

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hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Hunting
Edited by:hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)

The otter with the moorhen