Enigmatic Otters

Enigmatic Otters

Beachcomber Discovery

Every hiker on my trail gets to identify Cape Clawless Otter tracks, if you know what to look for they are easy to spot, but when it comes to actually seeing this secretive creature it’s a different story.

They mostly hunt in the crepuscular hours (before dawn and after sunset)(Twilight). Otters live in areas surrounding permanent bodies of fresh water but are able to travel long distances in search of food, eating a wide variety of animals from both the sea and rivers, they are very successful predators.

Being clawless helps us identify the track but for the animal helps in the search for food, feeling under rocks and in crevices often in total darkness hunting by the sense of touch.

It’s worth an early morning excursion down to the beach to catch these enigmatic creatures playing on the beach and in the surf.

The Otter Watch is for the early risers in Pearly Beach to capture photos and document the whereabouts of Otters in the area, building body of evidence creating awareness for the residents and general public visiting Pearly Beach.

Send photos to info@beachcomberguide.co.za 

Include location, date and time of day seen.

Enigmatic Otters

Beachcomber Discovery

Unearthing shoreline secrets. Investigating colourful rock pools, amazing sea creatures, medicinal plants and much more on an informative short walk in Pearly Beach. For longer visits hike Beachcombers Perlemoen trail a spectacular 2/3 or 4 day slack-packing trip accompanied by a specialist guid...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Welcome to Agulhas!
Read More

Other Articles

The De Hoop bucket list for 2018

The De Hoop bucket list for 2018

Your 2018 bucket list with 12 memorable things to do at De Hoop. An experience you will never forget!

De Hoop Collection
Geocaching is a real-world

Geocaching is a real-world

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Discover the beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom at De Hoop

Discover the beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom at De Hoop

It’s a funny thing, living with a UNESCO-accredited floral kingdom right on your doorstep.

De Hoop Collection
Whale watching wonderland at De Hoop

Whale watching wonderland at De Hoop

Whale season is well and truly underway in the southern hemisphere!

De Hoop Collection
Conservation success story now De Hoop's latest attraction

Conservation success story now De Hoop's latest attraction

A unique new Vulture Experience opens at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Collection
Experience De Hoop this Winter -  Special Ends Soon

Experience De Hoop this Winter - Special Ends Soon

Visit De Hoop before 27 July 2017 to take advantage of our Winter Special!

De Hoop Collection
See All Articles