Family of otters out for evening stroll at Bishan HDB block

Submitted by Stomper Jassmen

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Residents in Bishan were delighted to see a family of otters out and about on Tuesday (May 12).

Stomper Jassmen shared a video showing the cute creatures on an evening stroll at Block 115 Bishan Street 12 at around 7pm.

Jassmen said: "I was puzzled over why there were people gathering below my block and saw around seven otters moving about. It was very exciting."

Here are some dos and don'ts when encountering otters, according to the National Parks Board:

  • DO NOT touch, chase or corner the otters. Observe them from a distance. Going too close to the otters may frighten them.

  • DO NOT talk loudly and do not use flash photography. Noise and light may scare and provoke the otters.

  • DO NOT feed the otters. The otters have their own food in the environment and their natural eating habits keep the ecosystem healthy.

  • DO NOT litter or leave sharp objects in the water. Clean and safe waterways filled with fish and aquatic life make good habitats for the otters to frolic and feed in.

  • DO keep your dog on a tight leash. Your dog might chase the otters and frighten them.

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