If You Thought Otters Were Just Cute And Cuddly Lil River Buddies, These Photos Will Make You Reconsider


A scientific investigation.

Otters: they’re just sooooo cute, right?

Otters: they're just sooooo cute, right?

What's not to love about them? They're like little furry river dogs.

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I mean, just look at their wittle whiskery faces!

I mean, just look at their wittle whiskery faces!

D'awwww.

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And their paws! I can’t with their itty bitty paws!

And their paws! I can't with their itty bitty paws!

So teeny.

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For chrissake, were you aware that they HOLD. HANDS. when they’re floating downstream??

**sobs** They just love each other.

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So, to recap: all otters are just snuggly bundles of joy, right?

So, to recap: all otters are just snuggly bundles of joy, right?

RIGHT?

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NOPE MY FRIENDS WE ARE WRONG AF.

NOPE MY FRIENDS WE ARE WRONG AF.

WHAT IS THAT?????

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**This** is the giant river otter: the carnivorous, 75-pound older cousin of those cutesy lil aquatic buddies we’re used to.

**This** is the giant river otter: the carnivorous, 75-pound older cousin of those cutesy lil aquatic buddies we're used to.

Giant otters can grow to be up to SIX. FEET. LONG.

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And they are some GODDAMN BLOODTHIRSTY RIVER TERRORS.

And they are some GODDAMN BLOODTHIRSTY RIVER TERRORS.

RT if seeing this on your friendly neighborhood riverbank would make you scream.

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LOOK AT THESE TEETH.

LOOK AT THESE TEETH.

1000% will snatch you right up.

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NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

NOT CUDDLY AT ALL.

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Like is ANYONE also uncomfy with how muscular they are???

Like is ANYONE also uncomfy with how muscular they are???

It's actually upsetting.

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SERIOUSLY, WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS???

SERIOUSLY, WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS???

**Never going near a river again**

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I’m scarred. Before all this, if you’d told me to picture an otter…

I'm scarred. Before all this, if you'd told me to picture an otter...

Something like these small-clawed otter guys would pop in my head.

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I’d think about how cute they are, eating their lil fishies.

I'd think about how cute they are, eating their lil fishies.

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Just living out their idyllic aquatic lifestyles, you know?

Just living out their idyllic aquatic lifestyles, you know?

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IT WOULD BE A NICE THING TO PICTURE IN MY HEAD.

IT WOULD BE A NICE THING TO PICTURE IN MY HEAD.

But now instead…

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I ONLY SEE THESE MONSTERS…

I ONLY SEE THESE MONSTERS...

And can't unsee them ever again.

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This post was translated from Japanese.

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