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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Showing its webbed paws, long tail and body, blunt nose and short flat ears
Size: 20cm high, 59cm long, 24cm deep – 8 ins high, 23¼ ins long, 9½ ins deep
The otters motto was ‘saevit in omnes’; ‘he is fierce in all things’, and as an end stop to a tomb slab for the recumbent effigy of an armoured knight upon which to eternally rest his feet, this possibly would have been an entirely appropriate sentiment.