The natural history of this section includes an otter bringing a fish to his owner, who has a knife out ready to clean it and a pot boiling to cook it in. The otter catches fish this way for the owner regularly, but "once in awhile forgets and eats the fish" according to Olaus in his Opera.
The author reports that an "astonishing" number of otter pelts and beaver skins are exported to Russia (Magnus 1998, III:897).
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