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    Default The River Otter

    In my family otters are a favourite animal, so Iíve made one from acrylic sheet to hang on a bag, or backpack. Itís a little bigger than usual, to allow for more detail in the face, but inevitably , given the material used, it has ended up a bit Disney-like.

    The eyes are Swarovski chatons, and the whiskers are made from foxtail. There are two chains to keep it horizontal.
    Size of otter: 9x5 cm. Dennis
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    Well done I think everyone likes Otters the Japanese keep them as pets from what I have seen on you tube I don't if they need some type of permit.

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    What a lovely otter! We're also huge fans - though I can't imagine having a real one as a pet.

    I think this one needs a name though!

    Fab acrylic work as always Dennis - you really have mastered the medium.

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    Yes, quite something. Near me there used to be a pub with a large water tank outside in the garden. A piece of chain led from a post into the water. Notice said...donít tease the water otter.......yes, on the other end was an old kettle!


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    He’s wonderful Dennis. We have them in the burn in the village. We’ve kept a bit quiet about them over the years in case anyone wanted to harm them. I’ve watched 3 cubs playing in the small hours when out with the dog and it was magical. They squeal like children and get so excited

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    Thank you all for looking and for your stories.
    I think if you had him as a pet, he would be begging for bits of sushi at lunch times.
    George, I think the acrylic has mastered me, because at the end I'm covered in grindings like snow. I hope none of it finds its way to the sea. Dennis.

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