To take a dump, drop the kids off at the pool, log out, lay a cable, curl one out, crimp off a length, sink the Bismarck etc.
For the uneducated, Tarka was an otter.
For the *really* uneducated, an otter is a slick water dwelling mammal which slides gracefully into the water. Oh, and they're long and brown.
Blimey! Never should've eaten that fifth burger last night - I'm touching cloth here - mind if I nip off and release Tarka?