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By Peter Byles
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I took this photo of the female Otter cub at Bosherston around lunchtime today. It was clearly unwell and allowed an extremely close approach from myself and two other observers. It looked rather thin and when it did move on it just went a few yards into some dense vegetation along the bank. The Otter cubs have been seen fighting quite viciously recently with the male, not surprisingly being a bigger animal, getting the upper hand. Whether the Otter I saw is diseased or is suffering from a skirmish is not known but it certainly seems that the Otter family which has enthralled many people at Bosherston has now split up.