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Happy ending for young Mull otters

WHEN a Mull resident opened his door to find a visitor holding ‘a bundle of fluff’ a year ago, neither he nor the visitor knew what to do.

It was an abandoned otter cub – floppy, still, eyes closed. But he knew who to ask – Jane Stevens of the Mull Otter Group (MOG). Jane quickly arrived with rehydration fluid which she fed to the cub, drop by drop. An hour later her eyes opened and her head lifted.

At that stage, Jane decided the seven-week-old cub (later named Gribun) could be moved. For a week, Jane nursed the little creature back to strength with regular feeds of puppy milk supplement, and after two days with trout, which Gribun ‘wolfed down’.

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