Group sees river otters on the rebound
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Mike Bottini knelt over to sniff the specimen: dried otter droppings.
"There's a sweetness to it," he said. The crowd around him at Upper Francis Pond in Mill Neck nodded in agreement. Said Louise Harrison, of Peconic, "It's delicate, but not overpowering."
The scat was a sign of hope to the crew of biologists and nature enthusiasts trying Saturday to document the comeback of the river...