Pictures: This otter is having a splashing time in the York floods

The otter swims in the swollen Ouse on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Neal

Not everyone is disliking the floods.

This otter was revelling in the fast-flowing waters of the River Ouse in York city centre today.

These great pictures were taken by riverside resident Michael Neal.

“I was just gazing into disaster and an otter slides by!” he said.

Otters have been spotted in York’s rivers a few times in recent years. A year ago, we carried a video of a couple of the animals frolicking in the Foss.