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🎥 WATCH | What a fantastic sight. Otters seen swimming in the River Kelvin in the heart of the West End.

Four otters were spotted by onlookers near to Benalder Street Bridge in Partick.

We can’t think when otters were last seen so far down river on Kelvin.

Two otters were filmed further up river in the summer, near Dawsholm Park.

That otters are populating city stretches of the river show how much the water quality has improved over the years.

Comments on social media suggest the otters seen today may have been chasing young salmon heading back out to sea.

Video footage copyright: Pete Shepherd.

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So exciting 💞

Brilliant 👍👍👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

How brilliant is that!!!!

Unbelievably good to see this

Brilliant 👍🏻💙👌

Love it 😊👌❤️

Wow that would be worth seeing.

Absolutely wonderful. The currents there are so strong - their strength is awesome.

Holy moley 😃 How very exciting!

Beavers next

Wonderful, hope they get left alone. C x

Paul Keenan lil babes 🦦🦦

Orkney Finlayson

Kate MacDonald ,hope you have camera with you ,that looks fantastic XXX

Amazing! Well done Pete in capturing the footage. What a diverse wildlife we have in Glasgow. The Kelvin and Clyde canal corridor is thriving. How many species?

Karin

Kyle Findlay

Alan Tannock

Otters have been spotted both at the Botanics and Kelvingrove around 8 to 10 years ago. www.facebook.com/184158051745/photos/a.10151078309886746/10151108854336746/?type=3

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Down river. Kelvin Walkway, Glasgow, Monday January 18, 2021.
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🎥 WATCH - What a fantastic sight. Otters seen swimming in the River Kelvin in the heart of the West End.

Four otters were spotted by onlookers near to Benalder Street Bridge in Partick on Saturday (January 16, 2021).

We can’t think when these residents were last seen so far down river on the Kelvin.

Two animals were filmed further up river in the summer, near Dawsholm Park.

That otters are populating city stretches of the river just shows how much the water quality has improved over the years.

Comments on social media suggest the river dwellers seen today may have been chasing young salmon heading back out to sea.

Video footage copyright: Pete Shepherd.

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Otters spotted on the River Kelvin in the West End Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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Otters!

In all my time travelling around the west coast and the Hebrides I’ve hardly ever seen an otter. I’ve glimpsed one ducking under the water in Loch Linnhe and I’ve seen their tracks on a beach at dawn in Coll but to my disappointment I’ve never seen them close up.

So it was with great surprise that my first decent encounter with not one, but four otters was behind my flat on the River Kelvin in Glasgow this morning!

What an awesome treat to see these animals surfing the foamy brown torrent of the Kelvin, scampering up onto an island and squabbling together over plundered fish.

Hopefully we’ll see them again!

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