Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Notes: I posted a shot of an otter on the road at night on July 9th. Today I got a phone call at 5pm from a friend who had just picked up a dead otter on the coast road, 150 yards directly down the stream from the road where I had seen the otter a month ago. It could very possibly be the same animal. A male, 40" long and 12lbs 12oz in weight, a solid animal. Not much sign of damage but it might have got just enough of a knock on the head to end its days. It was cold when I first handled it but it isnt very long dead. Rigor was over. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/277378