Today is my lucky day. Seems like everybody have seen the otters roaming around in Singapore except me. The few times I actively went to Lorong Halus and even Sungei Buloh to look for them, I have not been successful. And let not even mention Garden by the Bay or even Pasir Ris where M had spotted them once!
Anyway, this morning went to Lorong Halus to take some photos of the runners when I was distracted by a group of people pointing at the water at Sungei Serangoon. Immediately, I knew it was the otters. Fortunately by then it was the tail end of the race and not many runners left so I went over and bingo! My very first otters sighting!
Is this a shark? A dolphin masquerading as a shark? No it an otter masquerading as a shark. Hahaha
Aww no it just the otter going in search of fish. And what a catch!
Yum YumThe otters are thriving in urban Singapore and a guy I met later on mentioned that the population of otters in Singapore is now about 35+. However, their existence is being threatened by the wild dogs at Punggol and crocodile in Sungei Buloh. I think that the least of the otters’ worries. After all, being eaten by predator is just part of nature and I think that is healthy and is a way of keeping the population in check. Their bigger worry should be the destruction of their habitat and lifestyle by us human in our continuous quest to build more and more houses to house the ever growing population.