by Jim Crumley
In the Encounters in the Wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife: here, the otter. With his inimitable passion and vision, he relives memorable encounters with some of our best-loved native species, offering intimate insights into their extraordinary lives.
“There is a new pattern on the sea, just offshore. At the head of it is the blunt thrust of an otter muzzle from which a vee-shaped wedge spills quietly… A big dog otter frequents this shore. I have seen him often. A ginger muffler about his neck and jowls tempers his sleek and powerful profile with a clown’s face. But then any adult otter is a captivating cocktail of missile and clown. I don’t know if this is the same animal; I can’t tell in this light. But he is fishing, and he may be coming my way. Then he vanishes.”
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