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September 21, 2013 8:02 PM   Subscribe

I can't hear what you say because THIS OTTER CAN JUGGLE! (via Laughing Squid)
posted by Joe in Australia (21 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by thirtyeightdown at 8:08 PM on September 21, 2013 [5 favorites]


oh my gosh

somebody stole that other otter's bones
posted by boo_radley at 8:11 PM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Does it count as juggling when it's only one item?

Still cute.
posted by vegartanipla at 8:11 PM on September 21, 2013


Here's one doing THREE (and then just two) at a time. Juggle on, kinsman!
posted by The otter lady at 8:12 PM on September 21, 2013 [10 favorites]


I'm going to be reincarnated as an otter, for pretty much exactly this reason.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:15 PM on September 21, 2013


Somebody needs to get these otters a snake puzzle or a Rubik's cube, stat.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 8:25 PM on September 21, 2013


Or some cups?
posted by The otter lady at 8:27 PM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's incredible! But I don't really consider manipulating one object juggling. Soccer Moms don't juggle soccer playing kids and nothing else.
posted by chemoboy at 8:45 PM on September 21, 2013


He otter try two stones at once.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:48 PM on September 21, 2013 [1 favorite]




In the course of this thread I discovered a delightful fact - the collective-noun for otters is "a romp". Which is just too god-damn perfect.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:21 PM on September 21, 2013 [5 favorites]


You guys have really high standards for otters

I thought it was awesome
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 11:09 PM on September 21, 2013


OK, furry face, you've caught my attention. Now let's see what you can do with three of these bad boys.
posted by prinado at 11:53 PM on September 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


SORRY I COULDN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE AWESOMENESS OF A NON-DOMESTICATED OTTER JUGGLING!
posted by Samizdata at 12:42 AM on September 22, 2013


the Japanese have a word for the situation I find myself in, a word which I do not often find myself thinking of or using but is the only apt response after seeing what I've seen there

UGUUUUU~~~~
posted by maus at 2:11 AM on September 22, 2013


Meh. Get back to me when it can do Mills' Mess.
posted by Decani at 5:08 AM on September 22, 2013


That Sasquatch Cummerbund sure is talented.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:20 AM on September 22, 2013


Does it count as juggling when it's only one item?

The rolling-over-the-hand stuff at the beginning does, yeah; it's called contact juggling.

Also, this is awesome, and almost certainly related to otter tool use - most folks know this, right? - otter places a rock on its stomach while floating on its back and smashes clam or oyster against the rock to get to the meat inside.
posted by mediareport at 9:34 AM on September 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love otters, but I find this juggling otter somewhat disturbing. I'm not sure I like otter hands very much.
posted by zscore at 9:52 AM on September 22, 2013


More Lutrine Prestidigitation at the London Zoo: wait for the playful pause about 25 seconds in.
posted by cenoxo at 7:35 PM on September 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm blown away by the other examples of otter juggling. How is it that something which must be a reasonably common behavior is not better known? Also, two thoughts:

1. They are so beautiful and playful. How cruel it is to keep them confined.
2. The otters in the New Orleans Aquarium are one lazy bunch of bastards, give them some balls and make them work for their living, crawfish heads don't come cheap.
posted by Joe in Australia at 8:41 PM on September 22, 2013


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