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Sightings soar of extinct Japanese Otter


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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Numerous sightings of the Japanese otter have been reported in Ehime Prefecture since last summer, when the Environment Ministry designated the animal an extinct species.

"One was swimming near the mouth of a river," one report said.

Another person reported, "I saw one scampering along a drainage ditch in a rice field."

Some researchers have scoffed at the reports, saying the witnesses are either seeing other creatures or are just overly hopeful that the otter is still alive.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

I hope it's a come back, those little guys are so cute I can barely stand it!!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I like otters but have only seen them in a wildlife park.

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