a couple of weeks ago we found a huge roadkill otter! it’s illegal to possess them in the uk though, so I’m applying for an ESP to keep him. I honestly never imagined I’d ever SEE a live wild otter, nevermind pick up and study a dead one! and I also never thought they got this big either, haha! he was about a metre long

I’ve skinned him and I’m trying to rot the rest of his body down very carefully in my garden… his skull was completely smashed, though, which meant he had a quick death on the road (he also had MASSIVE internal injuries synonymous with being hit.. his entire left shoulder was separate from the rest of his body and so was his head, inside, as well as other injuries). I’m so excited though! i feel so honoured to even have seen him