A local wildlife tour company is taking part in a sponsored ‘otter walk’ later this month, in aid of Otter Awareness Day.
Brydon Thomason, Gary Bell and Richard Shucksmith of Shetland Nature will set out on 29th May to see how many otters they can find in a single day.
The event is being held in support of the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF), which helps protect and promote awareness of otters all over the world. Mr Thomason said he was very excited to be taking part for the first time.
“It’s a really good thing for us” he said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do – to see how many otters you can find in a dawn to dusk period.
“On a good day it is not unusual to see several otters when we are out leading tours, sometimes even as many as double figures can be found when visiting several sites throughout a tide.
“To our knowledge a sponsored otter search has never been attempted here so we are excited by the challenge and hope we can help in some way towards the great work the IOSF do for otters.”
To sponsor Shetland Nature on their otter walk, visit http://www.everyclick.com/shetlandnature_sponsoredotterwatch