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On 09/04/2020 at 14:10, Tony_J said:

@Tune what species of otter is it? Native UK otter or something more exotic? I ask because I'd understood our native otters to be essentially solitary animals, so am surprised that it displays such a level of affinity/affection.

Sorry Tony - I didn't see this. She's an Asian small clawed otter - but she lives with us in Thailand. Sadly I had to come back so I'm not with her at the moment. She was apparently distraught when she realised I'd gone - at least someone was...

As a pet Mike, it's difficult to say. Latte's mother was killed when she was a baby. Otters don't open their eyes for a month or more so we bottle fed her with milk when blind.

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She basically thinks we are family and that she is a cat. Obviously they have hugely strong jaws but she soon learnt how much she could use when playing. They are, after all, one of the most intelligent mammals on the planet.

She plays, she sleeps with family. She takes care of kittens. She has saved my life once in an incredibly intelligent fashion. I had a seizure in the bathroom. She ran 200m to where family were and would not stop screeching. My wife realised something was up so went to her and she ran towards the house. They followed her, realised the problem and got a neighbour to drill the lock out. Even then, she jumped through and tried to bring me round by gently biting my nose.  To this day, I still find that astonishing.

One day she will leave. Sexual maturity assures that and she's in no way tethered - she's free to go at any time. Right now though. She's family. Difficult to describe. Like a dog but seemingly more affectionate than most and certainly more intelligent.

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Bobo - got him from a cat rescue in 2017, he was thought to be about 10 then.

He's turning into an old boy - still sweet, though.

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Here's his twin brother, Roley

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And together, they are quite fond of each other

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Sooty and Lara; rather naughty kittens

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Sooty when older

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Lara when older

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One pooped Flatcoat - he'd been tearing around chasing rabbits: 'Dad, they can't half shift'.

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Precious times...Harley's so sweet with Emma (who's 9) there's a wonderful bond between them, hardly leaving her side when we're on our walk, always looking out for her. Ann & I were quite a way back (photo with the Oly 75-300) so he kept checking we were still there.

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My daughter is working from home...............................

..................................so is Reggie

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On 15/04/2020 at 10:56, Tune said:

Still on lock down and bored out of her mind. She doesn't usually sleep in the afternoon.

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My Poppy likes to snooze away in that pose too...:D

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Breagha checking out the view

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Dexter still got his full winter coat .

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Winter coat

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School work all done for the day, the kids (well, Emma & Harley) get some lazy-time:

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Pre lockdown walk up Cnicht...

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