Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

We are trying to identify an animal spotted by Quinsam River he’s about a foot and a half long, he has a pointy nose, dark brown, bit ferret like, nothing remarkable about his tail, but he swam in, grabbed a salmon bigger than him (estimated at 4 pounds by riverside salmon weighing spotter) in his mouth, ran along stream using rocks as his cover, he dragged fish with him, pulled it into a hole. Disappeared with giant fish.

Moment of great excitement as I declared him a musk-ox, except musk-ox are massive, four legged, woolly mammoth creatures. He is not a beaver, he’s not an otter, not a marmot (!), not  a shrew, he’s not a musk-ox, he’s not a musk-rat, and he’s not a fish.

Help! What is he? Aside from a potential member of the TV show Chips.

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