Anyone who has tried to feed wild otters by the riverside will know how difficult it is to keep other mammals away from the bait, namely mice and rats.
I have two cheeky wood mice that are adept at handling whole trout, and regularly remove all the dead fish I spend a small fortune on providing for my other furry friends.....So, whilst watching the latest regular update from Simon King's Wild Meadows - I saw a great idea he came up with to avoid the fishy goodies getting nabbed by rats.
I just had to have a go at my own tub-based feeding station, and with my trusty Gopro strapped to my head, my bushnell, tub, trowel and fish baits under my arm, off I went to the riverbank to dig a hole. I wasn't dissapointed with the results, except that the otter didn't want any of the fish, and the mink turned up and scoffed it all whilst having a wee swim in the tub!
Here's the setup process, along with the otter and mink who provide the entertainment:
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Photographic adventures from from behind the DGPix Wildlife & Nature Photography lens!