Two pleasant postings on the town website’s Facebook pages show what wealth the town enjoys.
News from the Gill Nethercott Centre:
“OTTER SPOTTED! The Centre Manager’s daughter has seen an otter playing in the river weeds at the rear of the building. Lucky girl. Lets hope they are nesting in the otter holt built for them.
We knew they were not far away as one was spotted last Christmas and we have seen the spraints [otter dung] that mark the territory.”
And a nice human interest story from Wells Lane:
“Tommy and I found a stunned chaffinch on the path in Wells Lane this morning. Mrs Price and Tommy found a box to put him in and Tommy made some holes in the lid. I took him to the vet.
This afternoon the vet called to say the chaffinch was feeling much better. I was relieved as I had seen a female chaffinch hopping about on the path roughly where I’d picked up her mate.
We borrowed a cage from the vets and Tommy released the chaffinch in Wells Lane this afternoon after school.”
Some things bring a smile to your face.
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