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DRIVERS are being reminded to keep an eye out for wildlife on the road after a number of dead otters were reported.

Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary said a total of five otters have been reported this morning (Monday) on the A970 between Girlsta and Brae.

The sanctuary said certain sections of road seem to be particularly bad, including around Girlsta, Voe and Dales Lees.

“Otters are wandering further at this time of year with food in short supply and when twilight time coincides with rush hour it is especially treacherous for them,” it said on social media.

“Please spread the word for drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for wildlife on our roads.”

Yet another terrible sight on Shetland's roads. This has been a dreadful weekend for our otters. A total of five have so…

Posted by Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday, March 14, 2022