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    A rare phenomenon normally associated with Scandinavia has been recorded on the River Otter in Devon for what could be the first time.
    January 13, 2009

    Rare phenomenon of perfect circle of spinning ice spotted in River Otter in Devon

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    • Beth Thomas

      ice circles, It’s no secret that people in the UK are forever complaining about the weather, but it seems this week they were well within their rights. For the first time ever a rare phenomenon usually only seen in extremely cold countries was spotted on the River Otten in Devon.

    • Christina Ballard

      Ice disc in Devon. Beautiful and created by nature! Rare phenomenon of perfect circle of spinning ice spotted in River Otter in Devon

    • Chan Furze

      Rare phenomenon of perfect circle of spinning ice spotted in River Otter in Devon

    • Peter Collins

      Spinning ice disc, River Otter, Devon

    • Cynthia Kelly

      ice circles

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