'Octoberfeast' of seafood for this family of otters in Jurong Canal

Submitted by Stomper Casey

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A family of 10 otters was spotted enjoying their meal of fish in Jurong Canal opposite Jurong East Swimming Complex today (Oct 2) at 4.45pm.

Stomper Casey was cycling along the Park Connector Network (PCN) to Chinese Garden MRT Station and saw a group of old folks watching the otters.

He took videos of the otters and shared them with Stomp

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He said: "I was feeling ecstatic because you don't get to see them often. It was indeed a joy to see their carefree moments catching fish and having a feast.

"The old folks there were equally as astonished and delighted to witness these otters as me." 

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He added: "Some of the fishes the otters caught were more than a foot long!"

"These cute otters bring joy wherever they are. It also proves that the waterways in Singapore are not polluted and are teeming with fish."

According to NParks, otters are listed as critically endangered in Singapore.

They are most regularly seen at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and have been seen there since the 1990s. 

Otters can also stay underwater for up to eight minutes in a single breath.

This allows them to hunt successfully for fish, frogs, crabs and turtles.

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