At Buckfast in Devon they have two European Otters (Lutra lutra) called Sammy and xxx. I was going to fill in the xxx when Daughter-who-takes-photos reminded me of the girl otter's name but she’s busy at the moment - no doubt she’ll comment at some stage and xxx will once more be christened.
I’m Sammy – I swim round and round and round and round in tiny little circles.
Sometimes I swim clockwise
And sometimes I swim anti-clockwise.
Then sometimes I get out and see what’s going on
Is that a keeper with some food?
My name is xxx and I sit in the corner watching Sammy acting daft for the tourists.
Sometimes I turn my back on him
I have too much self-respect to act silly
If I go in the water I swim in a straight line for my objective.
And if I were to get annoyed you’d know about it – and I’m not overly pleased about being called xxx!