I never thought I’d see an otter in Tod

IS this a first for Todmorden?

On Friday, October 26, at 4.45 I was going for the early bus.

While walking along Stansfield Road car park, the local duck population suddenly took to the air and flew over the bridge.

I looked into the river to see what the commotion was and I saw something I thought I would never see - an otter, which had come up the river under the bridge and carried on upstream, running on the concrete at the side of the river.

Alas, I didn’t have a camera but I know what I saw.

It was a fantastic sight and was it a first for Todmorden? Has anyone else seen it?

B. Earnshaw, Joshua Street,