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    Wandering about a burn today I came across a nice big otter spraint. Nothing odd about that but it is the first one that I have found with salmon eggs in it. It might be a common enough thing but every otter kill I've found in the past has had the eggs left uneaten.

    The spraint is on the rock in the foreground.





    Nice!





    A little way upstream I also found this 5lb hen grilse frozen solid on the bank, not a mark on it and not a kelt as still full of eggs. A bit of a mystery how it met it's end unless it was one of those stupid fish that jumps onto the bank in all the excitement!





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    There is still a small market for 'Putty' in my area.This is a despicable practise killing salmon just to get the eggs.I thought it was dying out ,but it seems not,I was talking to a Clyde Baliff.who last week had come across several salmon left on the bank,that had been opened up and stripped of their eggs.

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    Interesting post, nicely observed and illustrated. Those eggs didn't get digested in the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Interesting post, nicely observed and illustrated. Those eggs didn't get digested in the least.
    Cheers.
    The state of the eggs struck me too, is that why they generally (IME) leave them alone?


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    I've found sewin killed and half eaten by otters with the eggs left largely intact, the flesh must be tastier, more nutritious or more easily digestible.
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    Andy, I can tell you I almost barfed the one and only time I tried caviar.Pretty sure it gave me a right dose of the eartha kitts as well...

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