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'No excuse': Native 'otters' and turtles found dead in illegal traps

Neve Brissenden
By Neve Brissenden
Updated July 1 2022 - 2:40am, first published June 30 2022 - 10:00pm
OTTER-LIKE: The rakali has many otter-like features including a thick coat of soft fur, whiskers, blunt muzzle, partly webbed hind feet, and furry tail. Picture: SUPPLIED

TWO native water rats (rakali) and three freshwater turtles have died after conservationists uncovered nine illegal yabby traps in an irrigation channel near Kerang recently.

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Neve Brissenden

Neve Brissenden

Journalist

Political and general news reporter for The Bendigo Advertiser. contact: neve.brissenden@austcommunitymedia.com.au