Ot­ter be proud

Cub to safety af­ter find­ing it alone and in dan­ger

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Ex­perts re­as­sured her that the dog had not taken the cub from an ot­ter holt – the holes in a river bank where they live. They be­lieve the cub may have be­come separated from its mother in a storm and would not have sur­vived the night if Isla hadn’t found it. Fright­ened to touch the tiny bun­dle, which weighed less than a bag of sugar, Re­nata used her jacket to move it, to see if it was OK, and crawled into the pocket.

She said: “It made a lit­tle noise then started to walk to­wards us, so I put it into the grass hop­ing its mother would come back.” When she re­turned later the cub was ly­ing in the same spot, so she phoned the Mull Ot­ter Group.

It is be­lieved the cub, which was mal­nour­ished, had been on its own for a cou­ple of days.

it Mull Ot­ter Group mem­ber Sue Mor­ley took the cub – which they named Forsa – home Sue said: “The dog prob­a­bly did save the ot­ter’s life be­cause I don’t think she would have sur­vived the night.”

Ot­ter cub was saved

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