Mull

The Oban Times - - Districts -

MULL Ot­ter Group and chil­dren from Lochdon­head, Ulva, Der­vaig and Locha­line pri­mary schools cel­e­brated World Ot­ter Day in style on May 31.

Locha­line P6 and P7 pupils joined a day-long Isle of Mull Wildlife Ex­pe­di­tions tour do­nated by one of Scot­land’s most ex­pe­ri­enced wildlife guides, David Wood­house. Their day in­cluded sight­ings of sea ea­gles, hen har­ri­ers, golden ea­gles and a male ot­ter which had caught a huge conger eel.

At Craignure Bunkhouse, 23 chil­dren, P1 to P5, had a fun-filled day of ot­ter ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by the Mull Ot­ter Group. They learned how to spot ot­ter signs and found out how to care for an in­jured an­i­mal.

Co­mar’s Andi Stevens led story-telling and move­ment with an ot­ter theme and Glas­gow Univer­sity zo­ol­ogy stu­dent Laura Penny helped the chil­dren find out about ot­ter bones.

With lo­cal artist Faith Holmes, they made a col­lage of an ot­ter scene.

Af­ter Imo­gen Mouls­dale turned them into ot­ters with her face-paints, chil­dren wrote post­card mes­sages ot­ters would like to send to hu­mans. Don­ald Trump, Theresa May and oth­ers... you’ll be hear­ing from them.

Ot­ter face paint­ing.

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