A magical moment: the otter looks at me, as I look at the otter!
Staying very still among the bushy undergrowth, I looked carefully. Could be just a Malayan water monitor you know...
Smooth otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) are regularly spotted at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve which is just a little way off (as an otter swims). And otters are also seen on our other shores such as Pulau Ubin even Changi and more.
I finally did find some mangrove snails! There were plenty of Pythia snails (Pythia sp.) clinging onto a large tree trunk that was sadly draped in abandoned fishing lines.
Mangrove helmet snail (Cassidula aurisfelis). There aren't as many snails or onch slugs in this mangrove as in some of our other mangroves.