Otter spotted in Northampton park...have you ever seen one there before?

The lake in Abington Park has a very rare new resident...an otter.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 9:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 12:28 pm
Picture: Andy Weatherley, of Abington Park Angling Club
Picture: Andy Weatherley, of Abington Park Angling Club

Tony Ansell, owner of The Park Cafe, says the otter has made its home in the middle lake at the park.

"I have been proprietor of The Park Café for the past 40 years and certainly can not remember an otter residing in any of the three lakes in the park in all that time," he said.


"Whilst it does not seem very popular with the fishermen in the park as it is depleting the fish population in the lakes, the otter spotters are out in force," he added.

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Picture: Andy Weatherley, of Abington Park Angling Club

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story attributed the photograph to Tony Ansell. This was incorrect. The picture had been published in good faith, however, we have been asked to make clear that the image was taken by Andy Weatherley, of Abington Park Angling Club. We apologise for the error and for any upset caused.