Saturday, November 07, 2009

Smooth Otters & Water Monitors Part II

The smell of death and decay hung in the air. Along with the dead fish was a white bloated carcass. Water Monitors were around to scavenge the dead and a very large individual grabbed the carcass and pulled it into a better position for us to see that it was a carcass of a Smooth Otter.We knew that the lizard did not kill the otter as the carcass was pretty decomposed.As to how the otter met its death we can only guess but the otter did not die in the mouth of water monitor. The water monitor did not get to consume its prize as the carcass was collected by NParks staff and buried.

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