I Wanna Hold Your Hand

@Corbin5 (81563)
United States
November 20, 2017 3:33pm CST
For me, sea otters are way up their on the list of critters who have an incredible cuteness-factor. Sea otters look downright adorable when they are viewed sleeping on their backs. A mother sea otter and a baby sea otter hold hands, or paws, while sleeping on their backs. No way does a mother sea otter want her baby to drift away from her. If a baby sea otter is just not yet old enough to hold hands with its mother, the baby will snooze atop his sleeping mother's tummy. A group of single-sex sea otters, called a raft, will also hold hands to prevent drifting away from each other. If a sea otter does not have a buddy with whom to hold hands, the lone sea otter will wrap his or her cute body in strands of kelp to prevent being carried out to sea. If a mother sea otter must do some necessary hunting, the mother sea otter will wrap her baby in strands of kelp to keep that baby of hers right where she left him. My students knew of my love for sea otters. I proudly displayed every stuffed sea otter and every sea-otter drawing I received from students over the years. My classroom would have frightened the daylights out of those with lutraphobia, a fear of otters. Photo: Sea otter mother and baby.
(For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com) This baby sea otter was born in the "Great Tide Pool" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on 12/20/15. Her ...
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@amadeo (47896)
• United States
20 Nov
they are so adorable there.That is so interesting t here.Thank you
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
Thank you for your kind words, my friend. They are very cute creatures.
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@rebelann (32281)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Nov
I love Otters, they are cuter than teddy bears ..... loved that video.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
They just look so darn sweet!! So glad you loved the video!!
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@rebelann (32281)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Nov
I would love to watch them @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
@rebelann Me too!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov
They are among the elite of cute creatures for certain. I guess there must be a phobia for fear of anything.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
I think you are right about a phobia for anything. Humans sure are a fearful bunch.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov
@Corbin5 That's right. I never thought about how many unreasoning fears there are i this world.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
@JamesHxstatic I have acrophobia, even as a little child. My dad, uncle, aunt and cousin were all pilots, so that fear of mine is a mystery to me.
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20 Nov
That photo made my day.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
Oh, I am so glad you enjoyed the photo.
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20 Nov
@Corbin5 It's so funny and warm.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
This is precious to read about sea otters, so tender and loving they obviously are with each other:)
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
They sure are sweet creatures. The will not harm anyone, but do get a bit upset if threatened, which is normal.
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@thelme55 (11818)
• Germany
20 Nov
They look so cute. Thanks for the heads up about sea otters. I have no idea about this animal.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
20 Nov
Such fun to see those little critters. They do look cuddly, but I do not think they would allow a human to cuddle them. Well, maybe they would.
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@andriaperry (33071)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Nov
Sea Otters are my favorite!
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
Mine too!!!
@BelleStarr (32029)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Nov
They certainly do have a wonderful cuteness factor. I love to watch the frolic.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
They do seem to be happy little critters!!
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@db20747 (646)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Nov
Sea Otters are the cutest little things. Up there with one of my favorites Koala Bears.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
Oh yes, Koala Bears have a huge cuteness factor!
@MALUSE (32762)
• Denmark
21 Nov
Lutraphobia? Don't make me laugh! :-)
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
I wonder if there is a successful treatment for lutraphobia?
@MALUSE (32762)
• Denmark
21 Nov
@Corbin5 Maybe swim with them and hold hands with them to learn that they're harmless? :-)
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
@MALUSE Exposure therapy!!!! Never worked for my fear of heights, but may with sea otters.
@Hannihar (12729)
21 Nov
Deborah, I don't remember you mentioned that you were a teacher? That is cool. Do you still teach? What grade did you teach and what subject? That is cool information and love the picture. They are adorable.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
I am a retired teacher now. I taught 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, special education, and I was a reading teacher before I retired. I loved being a reading teacher more than any other assignment.
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@Hannihar (12729)
22 Nov
@Corbin5 Deborah, what did you do as a reading teacher?
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
22 Nov
@Hannihar I taught reading strategies, the methods all good readers use, to my students who struggled with reading.
@LadyDuck (121798)
• Switzerland
21 Nov
Sea otters are adorable, I was watching a YouTube video yesterday. A lost young otter was rescued by a group of volunteers. They brought the otter to the vet, checked if she was fine, fed the otter and brought if back on the beach where they found it. A group of adult immediately showed up and the Mom otter greeted the baby. It was so touching.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
Oh, that video you saw is definitely a must-see video!!
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@LadyDuck (121798)
• Switzerland
21 Nov
@Corbin5 It's a beautiful video, I am searching my history in the browser, if I find the link I will post it here.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
@LadyDuck Thank you, my friend!! How is your dear mother doing? Still sending prayers of comfort and peace to your family and to your mother.
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
21 Nov
They are certainly cute!
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
I would love to hug one, but I do not think a sea otter would be happy about that.
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
21 Nov
@Corbin5 i mean, you never know. They seem to like cuddling.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
@Courtlynn Well, if I run into a sea otter, I will try and give it a cuddle.
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@YrNemo (8548)
20 Nov
Thanks for this, I never knew! The video clip is just too cute.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
Glad you enjoyed the video!! They are cute little things.
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@YrNemo (8548)
21 Nov
@Corbin5 The sea otters are better looking than the otters on land aren't they? (The land ones, looks a bit like a big rat)
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
@YrNemo Yes, the sea otters definitely are better looking than the ones who live on land, and yes, they do look like huge rats.
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@just4him (91947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
That was so cute! I didn't know any of that about a sea otter. Thank you very much.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
28 Nov
I am so glad you enjoyed it. They are adorable creatures.
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@just4him (91947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
@Corbin5 Yes, they are.
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@AmbiePam (46157)
• United States
21 Nov
I just can't get enough of those sweet, little critters.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
They sure do look huggable. I am not sure if they would want us hugging them. Probably not.
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@AmbiePam (46157)
• United States
21 Nov
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@nanette64 (13735)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Nov
Oh how cute is that @Corbin5 !!!! And the video; how precious is that!!! I learned something new today about Otters. And seriously????? There is a fear factor called lutraphobia???? Whoever has that is a nut case.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
I agree. I mean, who would have a fear of cutie-pie sea otters??
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@nanette64 (13735)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Nov
@Corbin5 No kidding.
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@ridingbet (37923)
• Philippines
21 Nov
i watched a series on TV about otters and yes, i noticed them holding each others' hands, and they float. and i can't.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
I hope one day you will learn to float, just like those sea otters.
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@ridingbet (37923)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@Corbin5 i dread, my friend, if i cannot float. i might drown.
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• Philippines
21 Nov
I have only known about sea otters when I came across the story of a boy and his friendship towards those animals, we do not have that here in our country, that images of cuteness overload make them land on my wishlist
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
Yes, those sea otters would be so much fun to have around so that we could observe them doing their cute activities.
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• Philippines
22 Nov
@Corbin5 right! the picture alone is an eye catcher
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@peachpurple (10995)
• Malaysia
21 Nov
oh such a cute scene!!!
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
21 Nov
Cute little critters they are!!
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@peachpurple (10995)
• Malaysia
23 Nov
@Corbin5 yes indeed