14 Nov '17, 9pm

Otters safely guided out of Changi Airport tarmac

Otters, the furry fish-eating mammals that popped up in Bishan and captured the hearts of many, made a surprise appearance at Changi Airport early yesterday morning. But the family of 10 on the tarmac were swiftly spotted by the airport's surveillance system. The airport's airside safety team were called in and the creatures were herded safely out towards Changi Beach, said the airport's spokesman. The otters were likely seeking shelter from heavy rain, veteran otter watcher Jeffery Teo told The Straits Times yesterday. They did not disrupt airport operations, the spokesman said, adding that this was a rare occurrence on its premises. She also said that "besides regular wildlife patrols, a surveillance system is in place to prevent and detect foreign object debris, including wildlife". Stressing that safety is a top priority at Changi Airport, she said flight operations ar...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/otters-...

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