Otter – Lutra lutra (Average weight: 6–8kg, total length: 100–110cm)
Large, long and sleek with short legs and webbed feet, the otter is normally seen only in or beside water, where it swims and dives frequently in pursuit of fish, crabs and other aquatic food. More widespread and numerous in western counties, many live along the shores of Scotland’s sea lochs. Otters will usually live alone or in a family group of a female and one to three young.
One of the stamps issued for the Endangered Mammals set 13 April 2010
Card: J Arthur Dixon Collectacard KWA/22988 - the card is slightly creased under the stamp.
Postmark: North Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall
Stamp photo: Paul Hobson