They also have a dark side.
Yeah, that's an otter eating a crocodile that it killed. You don't fuck with a giant otter. This video shows a group of them taking down a much bigger crocodile. The creepiest part (besides the lead otter being named "Diablo") is the noises they make as they kill. Close your eyes and it sounds just like children playing outside.
So if giant otters are the honey badgers of the otter world, then sea otters are the ducks. If it wasn't disturbing enough to know that ducks are probably raping each other right after you feed them bread crumbs, now we have have to think about the dirty deeds of the sea otter.
|Say it isn't so!|
Off the coast of California, sea otters have been observed forcibly copulating with, and in the process killing, juvenile harbor seals.
That's right folks, these fluffy adorable sea otters have been raping baby seals to death.
Brace yourself because it actually gets more disturbing:
On some occasions, they further note, otters would guard and copulate with the seals long after their victims had died -– as much as seven days afterward, in fact.
So they rape it to death...and then keep it as a toy? Sea otters, what is your childhood trauma??
Don't worry, the scientists think that a decrease in female sea otter population partly explains this phenomenon. Since females are scarce, when male otters are turned down for sex often and then when they do get it, it's often aggressive. The ones who are constantly denied then take out their frustrations on baby seals. It's really the seal's fault. You can't wear an outfit like that in public and not expect to attract unwanted attention.
There is no real point to this post other than my desire to ruin otters for you too. Unless you really hate baby seals and crocodiles, then you're probably cool with it all.