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Otter on the Prowl

by Pat Butterfield - 15:50 on 24 June 2013

We have an otter roaming the village, it has cleared out most of our fish pond. This message is basically to say to those in the village who have a fish pond, to cover it over with some form of fencing or you will lose your fish. Please protect those fishes.

(Pat also mentioned to me that the Otter had attacked her dog which is currently on medication - clearly a dangerous animal if cornered. Ed.)

Comment from Edelweiss van Rooyen at 08:16 on 02 August 2013.
1.Otters in Caston! I live on just over an acre on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria Australia. Possums feast on all edible fruit in the garden & have their Olympic races on the metal roof. One missed his footing once, fell down the chimney and landed in our lounge! My roses don't stand a chance as the young leaves and buds are their favourites. A young Kookaburra was taught by its parent to wait in the early mornings on the fence near my gold-fish pond. I've since talked him out of this habit! There is a world shortage of bees as I've hundreds in my roof! Finally managed to convince all three swarms to move after 4 years of residence! Winter now, so they may yet come back in Summer! Oh dear!
European Wasps came to stay in a disused garden shed. Doug from the Pest Brigade said he put the photo he took of the wasp nest on Facebook as it was the largest he had ever seen!
2.Love to be able to communicate with JOHN PEMBERTON as we share a (CASTON) PARTRIDGE HERITAGE and may be able to exchange news&old photos. John P. said in his comment to my entry in 2012 that he had a copy of the Dodgson/Partridge family tree which includes my great grandmother Ellen.E.Dodgson. I'd be so grateful if he could share that with me.
Hope John Barnes or Jane Horner could help us make contact via email. Love to all in Caston. Hope to visit one day or I may see you in Australia! Edelweiss
(Edelweiss - find the entry you refer to. If John Pemberton's name is in blue and underlined then just click on it to open an email addressed to him. Ed.)

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