Otter be proud
Cub to safety after finding it alone and in danger
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