There have been sightings of otters in the River Avon at Stratford sub Castle but no clear photographic evidence to date.


A fisherman reported seeing an otter in the Avon near the pedestrian bridge at the end of Mill Lane in August 2017 and a grainy photo was published in the Salisbury Journal.

Otters have been filmed just over a mile away from Stratford sub Castle - see 3 separate videos below.

(The videos may take several seconds to load, depending on the speed of your internet connection.)

Salisbury Cathedral
1 March 2022
video @salsburycath Twitter

3 otters by Salisbury Library 5 December 2020

Video @HappySalisbury Twitter

In July 2020, Salisbury City Council's CCTV cameras recorded an otter roaming through the shopping centre.