Otters That Think They Are Meerkats
This morning I visited Butterfly World, near Swindon, and fully intended to post my first butterfly blip, and indeed I got some butterfly shots that I was very pleased with. However, they also have an animal paddock which is home to rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, meerkats, ducks, chickens, geese, otters and goats, and even though I have blipped otters a couple of times before I could not resist this shot of them expectantly waiting to be fed.
There are four of them, all brothers. They are Asian short-clawed otters, fully grown, and two of them are named Darwin and Einstein (I didn't catch the names of the others). They were mewing and running backwards and forwards when I arrived, a good fifteen minutes before feeding time. They are fed three times a day.
I took nearly 200 pictures there. The best of these will turn up eventually on Flickr, but here are some alternatives:
Butterfly And Orange
The Nearly Blip
Alex, Pygmy Goat
Butterfly World, 24 August 2011 (Flickr set)
Dyrham Park NT, 9 August 2011 (Flickr set)
Lens: Sigma 70-300
Consecutive Blip #000
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