Singapore's growing otter population

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by neverfail » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:43 am

It seems that the smooth coated otter is native to all of tropical Asia all the way from Pakistan to Java.

Considering how all of the countries adjacent to Singapore have them it would perhaps be surprising if they were entirely absent from Singapore.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=rang ... dKUYL7_pIM:

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:01 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:48 am
Just as I suspected . . .

"Singapore's otters found to be hybrids"
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s ... amily-tree

It all started years back, when a boy smooth-coated otter and a girl small-clawed otter exchanged miscegenous glances on a moonlit Singaporean night.
See, neverfail, Singapore's otters ain't just your old garden-variety smooth-coated otter. They are an exotic admixture of tropical otters found nowhere else.

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:15 am

Of all the threads to reach three pages.... :twisted:
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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:43 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:15 am
Of all the threads to reach three pages.... :twisted:
Heck, and I was gonna start a thread on "mountain chickens" (Dominica). Over the years I accumulated lots of mountain chicken lore from acquaintances. But I'll refrain . . .

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:43 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:15 am
Of all the threads to reach three pages.... :twisted:
Heck, and I was gonna start a thread on "mountain chickens" (Dominica). Over the years I accumulated lots of mountain chicken lore from acquaintances. But I'll refrain . . .
I wish everyone would, as they're now critically endangered. It doesn't pay to taste like chicken....
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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:37 am

"A tale of two otters: settling in Singapore, suffering in China"
https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/a-tal ... -in-china/

It's all about clean water . . .

Lee Kuan Yew led the effort to clean up Singapore's waters. Now, otters are "dropping pups right in the heart of the city."

Hunting and pollution are killing China's otters. Meanwhile, Singapore's otters are chowing down on trash fish and valuable Koi indiscriminately. Crunch yum.

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:01 am

Great photos -
https://theethicalist.com/return-singap ... ld-otters/

As we have come to expect, folks in Singapore do things right.

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Re: Singapore's growing otter population

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:28 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:48 am
Just as I suspected . . .

"Singapore's otters found to be hybrids"
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/s ... amily-tree

It all started years back, when a boy smooth-coated otter and a girl small-clawed otter exchanged miscegenous glances on a moonlit Singaporean night.

"Singaporean Otters Are Racially Rojak, Just Like Their Hooman Counterparts"
https://mustsharenews.com/otters-singapore/

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