Endoscopy and the living otter holt.

Sunrise: 06.07 Sunset: 06.25

I took an endoscope to the marsh with me today; it uses WiFi to send still and video images to my iPhone. My plan was to feed the 8 mm diameter snake (a meter long flexible tube with a camera and a six LED spotlight squeezed into its business end) through the side of the living otter holt and on into the living chamber. It wasn’t long before I was regretting not having fitted a small bore plastic tube through the side of the holt first.

I painstakingly worked the snake through the mass of soil and willow weaving, towards the pitch darkness of the living chamber. A pair of eyes suddenly appeared on my iphone screen! Unfortunately, the animal they belonged to wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to identify it. . . .

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