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"You better get rid of that smell before mom
comes," Gail said. "Or else you will be sleeping
under the cottage with the otters."
and skunks. Over the next couple of weeks we added
rotten sunfish, mouse turds and various kinds of poison.
Heavy Metal enthusiasts in the family insisted that playing
hard rock at top volume, would send them packing. In the
meanwhile Gail has named the otter Seymour. It is even
harder to get rid of animals that have names
Then one day they were gone. The air was clean. There
were no otters, no musk rats, no foxes, no voles, no ground
squirrels and no foxes. We are left only with the fear that
the animals have gone into hiding, and one day soon they
will all return en masse and we will have to go into hiding
too.

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playful creatures that liked to swim on their backs and
hold hands. The pictures that I found were nothing like the
gorgeous creature of my memory.
To tell the truth, I had pretty much forgotten about
otters until this spring. Then when my daughter Gail and I
went out to open the cottage in May, the otter, or I should
say the otters were back. I was on the lagoon side putting
away the Adirondack chairs when Gail came around the
cottage and said. "I saw an otter."
"'You probably saw a mink" I told her.
'No," she said." It was an otter."
And it was an otter. She showed me a pathway that
led to a tunnel underneath the front of the cottage. As
I watched the pathway, an otter appeared; a large black
creature just like the Otter of my memory. It was as magnificent as I remembered, but unfortunately it did not
smell as nice. It reeked of a combination of dead fish, dead
birds and fecal matter.
"You better get rid of that smell before mom comes,"
Gail said. "Or else you will be sleeping under the cottage
with the otters."
It wasn't as bad as all that. My brother Gerry dropped by
and told me that you could clear up the smell with moth
balls. I remembered that moth balls worked for skunks
but unfortunately, otters are made from sterner stuff than
skunks. After the first application of mothballs we no longer smelled otters. We still however smelled mothballs


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Interlake Artist Spotlight
What is Proutopia?
The Town of Teulon’s Centennial
Healthy Living
Private Well -Water
Island Otters
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