How to enrich your otter.
April 12, 2017 8:12 AM   Subscribe

 
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

you are my favorite person ever, ChuraChura
posted by cooker girl at 8:18 AM on April 12, 2017 [1 favorite]


Oh man, you just made me realize that not only do I not have an otter, I never considered it an option in my life. Selling all my things and moving to the local otter sanctuary.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 8:22 AM on April 12, 2017


It's true, I feel enriched!
posted by gusottertrout at 8:23 AM on April 12, 2017 [11 favorites]


Yesssssss
posted by The otter lady at 8:46 AM on April 12, 2017 [6 favorites]


The only reason this is cute is because @ChuraChura did not include a video of a sea otter eating poop. So here you go. This is a totally normal thing for otters to do, but ever since I saw them doing it at an aquarium, I've never been able to look at them with quite the same appreciation. So I thought I'd ruin them for everyone else too.
posted by OrangeDisk at 8:51 AM on April 12, 2017 [3 favorites]


Vending machine!
posted by the primroses were over at 9:04 AM on April 12, 2017


Nothing can ruin my love for otters!

THAT IS NOT A CHALLENGE
posted by cooker girl at 9:14 AM on April 12, 2017 [4 favorites]


Coprophagy doesn't bother me! In captive chimps, it's probably a prosocial behavior, and it may help wild chimps eat hard seeds. I mean, I'm not going to go around eating feces, but if it makes the otters and chimps happy, eat away.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:15 AM on April 12, 2017 [1 favorite]


OMG the Motter Lode!

ty!
posted by CitoyenK at 9:25 AM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


I do not know why my life has been invaded by otters, but I really can't complain about it when I get to see otters and GoPros.
posted by ultranos at 9:29 AM on April 12, 2017


The next thing we need is GoPros on otters
posted by CitoyenK at 9:54 AM on April 12, 2017 [1 favorite]


We were at the Oregon Coast Aquarium last spring and the otter exhibit had a big crack in the glass, accompanied by a sign saying that it had been caused by one of the otters ("We won't name names") pulling up a piece of the concrete/rock from the exhibit and banging it against the glass.

It really drove home the importance of otter enrichment, but I kind of wish they'd been able to just let the otters keep it up - a real-life Chicken Run/Great Escape adventure with otters would be the best thing ever.
posted by DingoMutt at 10:04 AM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


I know it's terrible for the otter, and a sign of terrible things for the planet, but Dog help me, there is nothing in the world as cute as Mishka using her inhaler.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 10:06 AM on April 12, 2017


CitoyenK: The next thing we need is GoPros on otters

Does this count?

It's like there needs to be a variation of Rule 34 for animal videos.
posted by MrGuilt at 10:08 AM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


well, this is the best post.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:28 AM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


How to enrich your otter

There's lots of ways. He could have his family members take sweetheart real estate deals in countries wishing to influence him, or have those countries expedite the approval of trademarks. He could provide consulting services to foreign dictatorships. He might have the government drive contracts towards shady stuff he owns, like biofeedback companies. He could take a 19.5% share in a foreign state-owned natural resource company in exchange for dropping sanctions. Maybe he could buy shares of stock in companies in industries over which he has legislative impact. The sky's the limit when you're ...an otter.

NO THREAD IS SAFE.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:29 AM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


Hello
from
the
otter
slide
posted by J.K. Seazer at 10:51 AM on April 12, 2017 [6 favorites]


HOW DID YOU KNOW? THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
posted by Space Kitty at 11:00 AM on April 12, 2017


Thank you, ChuraChura. I recently declared my love of otterdom (there are two west coast otter colonies within 30 miles of me) by taking advantage of a Namecheap domain sale and acquiring "otter.site". But health issues have prevented from adding any content, not even a "Hello from the Otter Site" message. This collection of videos shall be very useful. Until then, I remain your Significant Otter.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:36 AM on April 12, 2017 [1 favorite]


This increases my estimate of the probability that someone, somewhere has "Otter Enrichment Specialist" on their CV.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:41 AM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


I'm usually not fond of teasing, but it would have been a hoot if Pip the otter had figured out that shaking water on the cat was a good way to start a wrestling match.
posted by Nancy Lebovitz at 11:44 AM on April 12, 2017


A combination of two of the best things in the world. Heavy Metal and Otters.
posted by sirchutney at 12:05 PM on April 12, 2017


I didn't watch every single one of those videos! You watched every single one of those videos!
posted by Sophie1 at 12:26 PM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


Coprophagy doesn't bother me

ChuraChura, you've apparently done it again!



I am at work with safe search on and so it is entirely possible that the results may be moderately skewed. I will leave others to research that question and will happily award full points to ChuraChura in my blissful ignorance.
posted by nickmark at 1:18 PM on April 12, 2017 [1 favorite]


I'm not so sure about encouraging the otters to eat the tasty shrimpy face of the humanoid snowman.
posted by janell at 1:33 PM on April 12, 2017


>: from

Omg otter blep!

According to google this is unlikely but not impossible, but I swear I saw an otter swimming in Santa Monica Bay last week, right near the pier.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:47 PM on April 12, 2017


Otters sometimes eat poop!?! How shocking! It makes them almost like dogs!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:56 PM on April 12, 2017


I'm calling it now - this is the post of the year.
posted by AFABulous at 3:18 PM on April 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


This is otterly wonderful. Thank you.
posted by Dashy at 4:30 PM on April 12, 2017


Hooray otters!

I have been watching one of these videos every time I have needed a break from work this morning, and I would highly recommend this strategy for anyone who is having a particularly slow or otherwise bad day.
posted by minsies at 9:53 AM on April 13, 2017


O Goddess I needed this. I so needed this. What with the bombs and the craziness and the everything that is happening right now . . . I needed this. I have an otter swimming in my atria and ventricles.
posted by exlotuseater at 6:49 PM on April 13, 2017


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