Picture: River Otter Beavers

PUBLISHED: 13:24 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:40 01 August 2017

Beavers spotted whilst walking up the River Otter from Otterton. Picture: Kim Angell

Beavers spotted whilst walking up the River Otter from Otterton. Picture: Kim Angell


Exmouth Journal reader Kim Angell has taken this photo of the beavers living in the River Otter, near Otterton

Beavers living on the River Otter, near Otterton, were caught on camera by Exmouth resident Kim Angell during a walk.

Kim told the Journal this was the first time she had seen the creatures, adding: “I’m not sure how the beavers got there – its great to be able to see them in the wild.”

The beavers are living in the River Otter as part of a scheme to study the beavers’ impact on the river’s eco-system.

After persuading the Government not to remove the beavers from the River Otter, the creatures were subject to a detailed health screening.

The beavers were reintroduced into the River Otter in 2015 as part of a five-year trial managed by Devon Wildlife Trust.

It is hoped that the trial will demonstrate that beavers and people can share the landscape for mutual benefit.

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