Getting up at 5:30 to walk along the coastal path between Vermont and Onrus was rewarded with greetings from a curious African Clawless Otter – also called a Cape Clawless Otter. These nocturnal creatures have half webbed feet – hence the name clawless. Their biological name refers to this. Aonyx Capensis – aonyx means clawless and capensis? Capensis means belong to the Cape.