First Keith the seal, now Olly the otter steals Worcester hearts

First Keith the seal, now Olly the otter steals Worcester hearts

First Keith the seal, now Olly the otter steals Worcester hearts

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A FEARLESS and fun-loving otter may be a frequent visitor to Worcester says the man who took this otterly brilliant picture.

Robin Wylde, a retired firefighter from Northwick, Worcester, lived up to name when he took this picture on October 28 last year next to the Barbourne Brook, overlooking the river Severn near the Pump House.

We reported how a bold one-eyed otter had been spotted recently in Gheluvelt Park, near where this otter was sighted.

Mr Wylde said: "I was walking along next to the river when the otter just popped up right next to me, about two metres below me.

"When I got my camera out it disappeared, and when I put away and about to go about five minutes later, it floated past with a 'I had you' smirk on its face.

It then kept going up and down stream next to the wall there right underneath me, even with my dog at my side, which was very inquisitive. This allowed me time to take photos.

"I was watching it for about twenty minutes all together, before it went off with a fish in its mouth.

I mentioned it to a few people over the next few days and they said they had seen it as well.

I thought I had seen it about a year before, crossing the river, but I wasn't close enough to see if was an otter and thought it might have been the seal."

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7:28pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Dagnasty says...

Otter lives in river shocker.Wow.
Otter lives in river shocker.Wow. Dagnasty
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9:08pm Fri 24 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

Dagnasty wrote:
Otter lives in river shocker.Wow.
let's get it right, a fearless and 'funloving ' otter.
[quote][p][bold]Dagnasty[/bold] wrote: Otter lives in river shocker.Wow.[/p][/quote]let's get it right, a fearless and 'funloving ' otter. liketoknow
  • Score: 2

9:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

Dagnasty wrote:
Otter lives in river shocker.Wow.
let's get it right, a fearless and 'funloving ' otter.
[quote][p][bold]Dagnasty[/bold] wrote: Otter lives in river shocker.Wow.[/p][/quote]let's get it right, a fearless and 'funloving ' otter. liketoknow
  • Score: 0

9:34pm Fri 24 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

I can see the headlines now, 'Anglers vow to spoil otters fun' !
I can see the headlines now, 'Anglers vow to spoil otters fun' ! liketoknow
  • Score: 3

8:37am Sat 25 Jan 14

nobby7 says...

Their are beavers in the butts now so i hear...
Their are beavers in the butts now so i hear... nobby7
  • Score: 1

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