Lame Otter (left) with Long-Whiskers (right) before his death.
|First Book Appearance||Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins|
Farthing Wood: The Adventure BeginsEdit
Lame Otter is one of the seven otters to survive the foxes' violent attack on the otters. He is crippled from a fight with a young fox in his back leg, but he manages to escape with Sleek Otter, Long-Whiskers, Slow Otter and three other females. In the outside world the otters numbers quickly begin to drop, three of the females are killed in various accidents: being struck by a motorcycle, drowning and killed by a dog. He, Sleek and Slow Otter and Long-Whiskers are the only remaining Farthing Wood Otters after this.
He is seperated from Sleek Otter and Long-Whiskers after Slow Otter is killed by a train. He spots a crow flying over head and sees the mangled head of Slow Otter in its beak and knows that he is the last dog otter and because of this, he mates with Long-Whiskers as he knows he will die because of his injury and after this, Lame Otter and Long-Whiskers part ways with Sleek Otter to return to Farthing Wood to raise their cubs, they are oblivious for some time that Sleek Otter is killed by a car the next morning.
The night after Sleek Otter's death the two take refuge at The Trout Farm but are chased to an apple orchard by humans. Lame Otter overexerts himself to escape capture and he is left very weak after this.
That night, the pair move on, and are chased once again by the humans, and they end up in a savage fight with a family of badgers in which Lame Otter is fatally injured and dies in the morning from his injuries.
|Characters from Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins|
|Stout Fox • Stout Vixen • Long-Whiskers • Lean Fox • Lean Vixen • Sly Stoat|
|Major Secondary Characters|
|Lightning Weasel • Sleek Otter • Lame Otter • Quick Weasel • Wily Stoat • Sage Hedgehog|
|Slow Otter • Smooth Otter|
|Kindly Badger • Jay • Nervous Squirrel • Young Badger • Otter Cubs • Farthing Wood Otters • Unnamed fox cub • Owl|