On the trail of the Bishan otters

Otters from the Bishan family play-fighting in the Whampoa River on the morning of March 1, 2019.
Otters from the Bishan family play-fighting in the Whampoa River on the morning of March 1, 2019.PHOTO: BERNARD PHOTOJOURNALS
An otter from the Bishan family rolling on the grass on March 1, 2019.
An otter from the Bishan family rolling on the grass on March 1, 2019.ST PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY

SINGAPORE - It is 6.15am and I am crouching on the grass in the dark, metres away from a hideout belonging to Singapore's famous Bishan otters.

For the past half-hour, the area has been peaceful, interrupted only by the call of a koel bird, joggers and the occasional vehicle.

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