Otters caught on camera

Whilst utilising camera traps during a Badger Survey to determine if a badger sett was active, we had the good fortune of capturing footage of two otters commuting through an area of woodland close to a river. Watch the video and see if you can draw any conclusions from the footage (For ease of viewing, the video has been edited to repeat each otter pass three times).

The European otter is protected under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (as amended) (The Habitat Regulations) and the Wildlife and Countryside Act (W&CA) 1981 (as amended). As amended by The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which continue the same provision for European protected species, licensing requirements and protected areas after Brexit.