Forsa, the otter cub …. the untold story

If you are an avid follower of Mull Otter Group, then you will know that we rescued a cub in a very poor condition back in September.

Sue and Darren Morley brought her back from the brink with rehydration fluids and puppy milk, and after a few days she was ready to hand over to the SSPCA on the mainland.

Luckily, Forsa responded well and is now looking healthy.

You what? Dog rescues otter!?

What we didn’t fully understand straight away was the crucial role a lovely dog called Isla played in Forsa’s rescue.   It was two days after storm Ali and the Forsa river had been in full spate, and had burst its banks.  Isla was out for a walk with her human in the riverside woodland. Her owner was very perplexed when Isla returned from a little excursion and gently dropped an almost lifeless otter cub on the ground. Mull Otter Group was promptly called and Sue and Darren responded to the call, and we now know the happy outcome.

We came to realise that Forsa had been in a poor condition for quite a while and would have surely perished had Isla not picked her up.  We think that she may have separated from her mum in the strong flood waters.  It is heart warming to know that Isla was so gentle that Forsa sustained no injury.  Well done Isla!  The wonder of animals!

Isla, the wonder dog

Here are the latest photos of Forsa who is doing very well at the SSPCA.

And as a special treat here is the latest video of Forsa, who took no time at all learning to swim.

Forsa, the otter, having a swim

Forsa, the otter, having a swim. Under the loving care of the Scottish SPCA.

Gepostet von Mull Otter Group am Samstag, 10. November 2018