Otters at the Canberra Zoo

johnboy 2 February 2009 34

[First filed: February 01, 2009 @ 07:15]

On YouTube “Cheesetoasters” has enriched our lives with video of Canberra’s otters at play in the National Zoo and Aquarium.

Forget white lions, otters steal the show every time.


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BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 5:18 pm 02 Feb 09

lisagrace said :

It’s true – Otters while very cute are also very vicious!

they’ll do you a treat mate!

If you ever encounter one in the wild you’d best ensure you’re carrying the ‘Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioche’. Otters too have “big pointy teeth…”

but thou shalt not count to 4, and 5 is way out.
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and if all else fails, run awaaaayyyyy!

Maybe they’ll make the otter version of this http://www.amazon.com/Toy-Vault-Death-Pointy-features/dp/B000B8X01W

LOL! Me-thinks I will get me one of them for Easter.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:49 pm 02 Feb 09

Mr_Shab said :

…..This sounded kind of funny until the otter-wrangler pointed out that an otter can bite through a boot and your Achilles tendon (severing it) without too much trouble. Cute, but vicious little buggers.

I bet they couldn’t chew through Nicole Kidman’s nose!

lisagrace lisagrace 2:34 pm 02 Feb 09

It’s true – Otters while very cute are also very vicious!

they’ll do you a treat mate!

If you ever encounter one in the wild you’d best ensure you’re carrying the ‘Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioche’. Otters too have “big pointy teeth…”

but thou shalt not count to 4, and 5 is way out.
*******************

and if all else fails, run awaaaayyyyy!

Maybe they’ll make the otter version of this http://www.amazon.com/Toy-Vault-Death-Pointy-features/dp/B000B8X01W

Granny Granny 2:28 pm 02 Feb 09

The otters would have won that one too, if they didn’t invent fish.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 2:23 pm 02 Feb 09

They have also devolved somewhat in the past thousand years. I understand they used to share power with humans in what is now known as turkey. They called it: the Ottor-man empire.

Granny Granny 1:33 pm 02 Feb 09

Why have otters not been used as a biological weapon of mass destruction? That is what I can’t understand? Do I have to think of everything?

peterh peterh 12:58 pm 02 Feb 09

BerraBoy68 said :

lisagrace said :

It’s true – Otters while very cute are also very vicious!

they’ll do you a treat mate!

If you ever encounter one in the wild you’d best ensure you’re carrying the ‘Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioche’. Otters too have “big pointy teeth…”

but thou shalt not count to 4, and 5 is way out.

Mr_Shab Mr_Shab 12:43 pm 02 Feb 09

On a zooventure tour, I was informed by one of the otter-wranglers that you should never enter the pen unless you can see them all. The ones you can see will distract you (by gambolling adorably in the shallows) while the one you don’t ambushes you. This sounded kind of funny until the otter-wrangler pointed out that an otter can bite through a boot and your Achilles tendon (severing it) without too much trouble. Cute, but vicious little buggers.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 12:36 pm 02 Feb 09

lisagrace said :

It’s true – Otters while very cute are also very vicious!

they’ll do you a treat mate!

If you ever encounter one in the wild you’d best ensure you’re carrying the ‘Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioche’. Otters too have “big pointy teeth…”

Danman Danman 12:30 pm 02 Feb 09

Mogo zoo is also privately owned and funded and they have Meercats to boot 🙂

I fully recommend it to everyone as well, I have been there twice

Granny Granny 12:25 pm 02 Feb 09

Hey, it could have been a very different kind of film if Cheesetoasters had gone in for the pat …!

Granny Granny 12:24 pm 02 Feb 09

Well, I am shocked …. Reconfiguring …. Reconfiguring ….

peterh peterh 11:50 am 02 Feb 09

Gerry-Built said :

The NZ&A needs meerkats… meerkats are soooooooooooooo funny.

+1!

lisagrace lisagrace 10:48 am 02 Feb 09

It’s true – Otters while very cute are also very vicious!

they’ll do you a treat mate!

ant ant 8:15 am 02 Feb 09

I wonder if we’ll see a series called Otter Omnibus or something? Meerkat Manor was the best thing on TV a few years back. That Flower was an absolute nazi.

Thumper Thumper 8:13 am 02 Feb 09

Wheeeeeeee….

farnarkler farnarkler 5:04 am 02 Feb 09

Otters are almost amphibious Meerkats.

cranky cranky 5:53 pm 01 Feb 09

‘Apparently they’re like land-based piranhas and will have your finger off quicker than Milat on a slow day in chokey.’

That is VERY clever!

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 5:23 pm 01 Feb 09

Aww so cute. I love meerkats too.

Granny Granny 5:21 pm 01 Feb 09

I don’t believe you! This calls for an experiment. I just need a volunteer.

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