So how did you get this critter out of your fish pond? I don't see any holes in the pelt. I'm also curious if you need a trappers licence to hunt these things...... That's a big one!
I harvested a red fox while bow hunting years ago, only to find out i needed a furriers licence to have the taxidermy done. I just wanted the pelt tanned, but had to do it myself.....
Trapping and killing animals for their pelt isn't popular any more.... It used to be a way of life, and furs were coveted.
One can have way of life or modern luxuries. I don't think our ancestors liked cracking rocks to make fire. I don't think anybody will if there's an easier way. Every species learns and becomes better in surviving everyday and offers characterstics to evolve along with changing environment. I'm glad our ancestors figured it out faster than other creatures and I'm glad we have thumbs.
That being said sone folks are really into it and are successful doing it. I know of obe and have some good handmade stuff from then over a oeeiod of tine. Glad I know 'em
Back to these pond otters., like @ccw
above said....you dig your pond, put expensive fish and plants.... some varmint cones and kills em or detroy em..nothing wrong in taking care of culprit. You can bet your tail that if anything or anybody gets into that otter's territory or its beloved possession whatever that is, food, territory or whatever...that otter will do whatever it takes to keep you out. GAURANTEED. If that means if it has to kill you, it won't show mercy. Survival of fittest helped life form on this planet. Agreed we have brains and we can do things to avoid killing but if thats the only option then so be it.
Emotions are good to have and very important for mind and its fragilities. Often times they help us..but quite often times they are equally a culprit like that otter ...to make wrong decisions.
Compassion is great as well but right time and right place.
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