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Mar a thug biast-dhubh an car à croitear.

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Title - Mar a thug biast-dhubh an car à croitear.
Contributors - Angus MacLellan
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - How an otter tricked a crofter.

There was a crofter from Loch Aoineart who came across an otter in a burn. He hit the otter, which then pretended to be dead. He grabbed its tail and put it over his shoulder. However, it was alive as ever, and bit him in the backside. He didn't want to let it go and, as he was sore anyway, decided to carry on back to the house. When he arrived, he asked his wife to kill it with the tongs. The otter moved just as she was about to strike it, and so the man himself received the blow to his back. He fell to the floor and the otter escaped out the door.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:33
Date Recorded - 1959
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 30527
Original Tape ID - SA1959.041
Original Track ID - SA1959.41.A3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist


Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist

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