A once polluted isle where trees were few
Reforested and minimized its rate
Of bay pollution. Greater green and blue
Made Singapore the garden city state.
Pollution meant no otter romps. Today,
In Singapore, they roam the city streets.
No fishpond’s safe if owners are away:
The otter is not coy—koi’s what it eats!
Home owners losing koi may be displeased.
Ecologists, however, are beguiled:
Concern for wildlife would be greatly eased
If city life could coexist with wild …
To keep your koi from otters isn’t hard—
You just erect high walls around your yard!