Last week a predator wiped out nearly all the fish in our pond. One very large grass carp survived but had been so badly beaten up we had him put down. The local fish centre reckoned he had been held down and chewed and thought it might be an otter. We live several miles from the river and a reservoir so I dismissed this.
Last night I was woken up by the garden gate vibrating, sounded like something struggled to squeeze through the iron gate.
Now have following pictures from security camera. It looks like an otter to me, what do you think ?