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This Otter was photographed on the River Stour in Dorset, August last year. It's become one of my favourite places to see Otters. Although there are obviously Otters closer to home, those on the Stour seem to be much more active in the daytime than their nocturnal Gloucestershire counterparts. The river also has a healthy population of Kingfishers, and in the summer an amazing display of demoiselles along the river bank.