Otterly Adorable
January 8, 2012 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Otters chasing a butterfly. (Why should cats have all the fun?). Previously
posted by Doktor Zed (33 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is great, but really needs a little more of this.
posted by HuronBob at 9:43 AM on January 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


Thank you for the laughs on a cloudy Sunday morning, I didn't expect a whole herd of them.
posted by of strange foe at 9:48 AM on January 8, 2012


I watched several adolescent gorillas chase a squirrel in the outdoor area at the National Zoo in DC a couple of years ago. It got to the top of a telephone-like pole, with two gorillas coming up on either side, and I thought we were all about to get a lesson in natural selection, but it somehow slipped through their fingers (well, I guess we did get a lesson in natural selection). Fantastic to see those animals jumping and swinging and running in a real wild way--these guys weren't "playing," no sir.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:48 AM on January 8, 2012


That's a huge butterfly. I would chase it, too. (What would have been awesome if a bunch of other animals, including humans, gradually joined in. In my head, that's what happened.)
posted by Nattie at 9:49 AM on January 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man, in the name of science, someone get me some otters and a cat toy laser light....
posted by dejah420 at 9:53 AM on January 8, 2012 [8 favorites]


Original sound? Bonus points for referencing Potter Puppet Pals.
posted by maryr at 9:56 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


On the one hand, it's great that every Tom, Dick, and Harry have some form of recording device on them so scenes like this can be captured and shared. On the other hand, this video gave me motion sickness. Super cute otters, though!
posted by m0nm0n at 9:59 AM on January 8, 2012


Filmed exclusively in ShakyVision™.
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 10:25 AM on January 8, 2012


With a soundtrack of shrieking violins, this is terrifying audiences over at the Butterfly Multiplex.
posted by drdanger at 10:31 AM on January 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


This is great, but really needs a little more of this.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:33 AM on January 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why should cats have all the fun?

I am pretty sure that otters are composed of fun, water, Slinkies, and fish.

If anyone could be said to have all the fun? It's the otters.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:44 AM on January 8, 2012 [9 favorites]


I've seen otters chase* pelicans. It doesn't end well for the pelicans.

* Sneak up on
posted by rtha at 10:45 AM on January 8, 2012


This makes me wish kittens and otters would hang out together and be BFFs 4ever. Anyone have a video featuring both kittens and otters?
posted by Ad hominem at 10:54 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]




Fried comedy gold. Those semi-aquatic idiots.
posted by howfar at 11:02 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Perhaps this could be of assistance.

Best part was the postie popping round to tesco for some milk and feeding the otter with a biro. British stuff just sounds slightly more interesting than their American counterparts. I know it is probably like 7-11 but I can't help but imagine that the postie, in a starched uniform complete with pith helmet drives his official postal delivery vehicle, a behemoth hand built in 1917 and lovingly maintained by a squadron of people dedicated to the maintenance of England's fleet of official vehicles, drives over to some converted ducal estate and consults with a a cadre of liveried footmen with consultation with various caretakers, game keepers, gaffers and onlookers. Finally someone produces some milk and a pen and declares "sometimes one must simply make do, wot old chap?"
posted by Ad hominem at 11:10 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Otters are the sleeper street racers of the animal kingdom - all cute and awshucks on the outside, but stone cold killers on the inside.

(There are river otters down the street in my neighborhood. They are aaaaaaaawesome to watch.)
posted by Benny Andajetz at 11:11 AM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Penguins like butterflies too.
posted by homunculus at 11:24 AM on January 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Very nice! My dog likes to chase butterflies, too. Well, being the philosopher that he is, the actually chases their shadows on the ground in homage to Plato's allegory of the cave.
posted by trip and a half at 11:51 AM on January 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


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posted by trip and a half at 11:52 AM on January 8, 2012


Murderous beasts.
posted by Decani at 11:57 AM on January 8, 2012


I'm pretty sure the butterfly was oblivious to the fact that it was inches away from death. A true butterfly.
posted by Defenestrator at 1:18 PM on January 8, 2012


Stewart Lee - I'm allergic. To not-otters.
posted by running order squabble fest at 1:19 PM on January 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


I approve of this post.
posted by The otter lady at 2:07 PM on January 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


You know you've been playing too much Skyrim when you're following this and waiting for the moment when the hover text appears, "Catch Orange Butterfly".
posted by iamkimiam at 3:36 PM on January 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


The world needs more otters.
posted by otters walk among us at 4:26 PM on January 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Suddenly I'm wondering what the butterfly was thinking.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:18 PM on January 8, 2012


Suddenly I'm wondering what the butterfly was thinking.


OHSHITSHSHITOHSHITOSHSHITOHSHIT*i think i lost them NO WAIT* OHSHITOHSHITOHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT *turn, hover *OHSHITOHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT
posted by louche mustachio at 9:22 PM on January 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think it was more like, "Look at these otters! I'm a pimp!"
posted by iamkimiam at 12:54 AM on January 9, 2012


Otters are the new babies.
posted by custard heart at 8:08 PM on January 9, 2012


Otters are super cuter than babies. Except people's own babies, which are obviously the cutest things ever. But other people's babies? Otters, by a walk.
posted by running order squabble fest at 8:21 PM on January 9, 2012


stone cold killers on the inside

I'd love an otter baby to raise & play with. I wonder how my cats would react?

(stone cold killers on the outside.)
posted by wallabear at 8:41 PM on January 9, 2012




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