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I was down at West Binny today and found 4 piles of scales scattered all over the place, does anyone know what this could be from? Pics below


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23 Mar 2015, 21:00
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Otter, without a question of a doubt.

Used to find the same at Glenesk and watched a pair of otters catch a carp, drag it ashore, "de-scale" it and munch it.

They seem to remove a patch of scales before eating, almost as if they are making a "soft spot2 to make it easier to get into the main body.

I am pretty sure you will find a lower jaw if you hunt around as this seems to be the only bit they don't eat.

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24 Mar 2015, 12:08
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Oh..and you might find there "scat" or crap. Normally a greyish black mess with scales/bones through it. Try looking on walkways and paths as they tend to take the easiest route.

Looks like this

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24 Mar 2015, 12:13
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Scales at rock at inlet floater eaten by fox, scales on grass bank red tail common, scales at dam comma common , scales on tree bank near swim with wall the linear. Dead bodys on bank attract scavengers, bodys and scales get moved and then there was the muppet that threw 2 back in. The only eaten carcasses i,v found were ones that had already been tossed up the bank.

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25 Mar 2015, 10:21
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So these are the remains of the carp that had already died? That's a sort of a relief then.

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30 Mar 2015, 13:09
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It looks worse on the grass back cos it looked like the carcass had been kicked back in, scales spread from the fence to the res.

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