I collected the dead juv Otter this evening and passed it on to a friend who has given it a quick inspection. Sadly, it seems to have been a victim of a dog attack. I'm frankly a) Not surprised - half the dog-owning population of Braunton seem to thinks it's ok to let their dogs loose in these fields. b) Deeply distressed that the first Otter I should see at this location in many a year is a dead one, and this year's juvenile as well.
I will make strenuous efforts to speak with the land-owners to see if we can get dogs kept under control and on their leads.