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Date: 04/07/13 08:31 AM

16 Responses to Extreme Otter – Swimming Lessons

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2013 at 8:32 am
    Link: Extreme Otter - Swimming Lessons - Mom edition!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2013 at 8:48 am
    That was really adorable. "Mama, I don`t wanna swim today!"
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 7, 2013 at 8:55 am

    1st video, 0:24 - pup is clinging to the side while mom drags him in the water.
    "Noooooo! I don`t wanna go in!!!!"
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 7, 2013 at 9:59 am
    I really like otters.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2013 at 10:04 am
    Yup LordJim they seems to be really smart animals.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 7, 2013 at 11:04 am
    we have river otters near us - and on occasion i get to see them very close! The male is really quite big- Labrador size. If you look at pictures of the late Terry Nutkins you can see what an otter bite can do- and they certainly have some damn big fish!
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 7, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Yeah, they are. I also really like mongooses and until a few minutes ago when I looked them up on wiki I had assumed that they were closely related to mustelids like the otter, stoat and badger. But apparently not. Just physically similar.

    I found that interesting.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 7, 2013 at 11:55 am
    madduck

    They are coming back strongly on the upper reaches of the Tyne and, yes, a lot of people glancing them for the first time are surprised at how big they can get. Three feet long (four including the tail) is not uncommon for a male.

    When you are fishing in the nght up to your thighs in waders and you become aware that otters are curious and investigating, that is a great feeling, but you are also aware that they are serious carnivores and your tackle is inches above the water.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 7, 2013 at 11:59 am
    Go to the bottom of my garden ( yeah- I live somewhere amazing- and I brag) and look at the bits of fish- HUGE pike for starters. You might consider wearing a cup- I doubt an otter would take a bite- but you would be in the treble section of the choir thereafter if they did...
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    April 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    Mom`s like come here am not bringing you fish all my life. Super cute!
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    April 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    They sleep on their back on water and hold hands with other otters so they won`t float away :-)
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    April 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    Sea otters holding hands
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    This was so sweet! Plus I used to love when my Dad taught me to swim :) I love this video
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    @Sutra46 - that was so cute! Otters in the space of 15 minutes have become one of my favourite animals!
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    I was walking by a local river a while ago and was surprised to see a couple of otters cavorting in a backwater. Across from a mobile home park, just down from a huge mall and off a well-used trail, and here they were splashing and chasing and doing otter stuff. How can you not love these critters?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2013 at 8:37 am
    @Sutra: Yes, that is seriously cute.

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