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. PHOTO: BERNARD PHOTOJOURNALS
An otter from the Bishan family rolling on the grass on March 1, 2019. ST PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY
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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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