And finally… smooth criminal

And finally... smooth criminal

A hotel investigating the theft of 50 koi carp worth around £100,000 was surprised to identify an unexpected suspect: an otter.

The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, near Chester, installed CCTV cameras after the disappearance of the expensive fish, the BBC reports.

The cameras subsequently captured footage of a “sneaky” otter entering the hotel’s Asian sensory garden – despite its protection by electric fences – and successfully making off with a carp.

Andrew Nelson, director of owner Nelson Hotels & Inns, said it was “definitely a surprise to find that an otter was the culprit for our huge loss of fish”.

The hotel is now “trying to find a solution to prevent any further loss”, he said.

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