I Wanna Hold Your Hand
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.
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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.