Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 30 June 2011


Yesterday evening (28th June) my attention was drawn to people obviously attracted to something under my neighbours car. Surprisingly the interest was created by a young otter, (possibly three parts grown and not well fleshed). The otter had initially entered the porch of my neighbour in no.13 Front Street, Pembroke Dock before returning to the street and taking refuge under my neighbours car and then having crossed the road it took refuge under another parked car before returning to the tide and swimming close to the shore towards the Martello Tower where the animal disappeared. 

I've been lucky to have sighted otters during my farming days but never have I been able to observe a wild otter that wasn't seemingly all that alarmed, so close and for for a reasonable time.I just wonder how it arrived in Front Street and where it might have come from.

David and Pam

1 comment:

  1. Somebody got lucky with the otter at Stackpole.
    Someone said they have seen the female with 2 young, anyone else seen them?