It’s not all bad: Otters return to English rivers!  »

English river otters are back! The Guardian reports that the animals are now living in every county in the country, which is amazing, considering that they nearly went extinct in the 1970s.

The resurgence in England’s otter population is due to the otter-hunting ban of 1978, and the significantly improved health of English rivers. Wonderful, all around. Although let’s not forget that otters are also “wanton killer[s],” selfishly eating up all the fish that people would like to be catching themselves. The NERVE.

[otter at the Eagle Heights Wildlife Park in Eynsford, Kent, by Keith Marshall via Flickr]

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