Wednesday 14 September 2011

Otters in Blandford Forum, Dorset

Four otters have been seen in the River Stour in Blandford Forum. Two nests have been spotted which indicate that the otters have been breeding there.

One naturalist has come from Shetland to photograph them for the National Geographic and says there are more otters in Dorset than there are in Shetland - at least, he's seen more!

The next time we go to Blandford we hope we will see them, too. The last ones we saw were on the Isle of Skye. They can also be seen on Dartmoor, if you're lucky!


  1. Hiya .. that's good news - always lovely to hear about wildlife starting again .. and being a part of their natural habitat.

    I expect we'll get to the see photos one day .. cheers for now .. Hilary

  2. Otters! How exciting! River otters? And how about the ones on Skye? River or sea otters?
    I'm almost certain to be visiting Britain next year, and if there are otters somewhere, I want to see them.
    PS — Would be nice to see you, too.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. In Blandford they're river otters - on Skye they're sea otters. Whatever, they are always a delight to see:-)


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