Greetings, and apologies for such a long absence! Just when you're probably starting to feel cynical and jaded (just humor me), I bestow upon you the gift of cuddly animals and smiles. So, take it and love it. While perhaps not quite as exotic as the Slow Loris or the Quokka, this week we have the lovably, cuddly water dwelling creature: The otter!
There are both sea otters and river otters, and while both are similar, they are some definite differences regarding looks and behavior. For example, sea otters look fluffier due to a denser coat and are larger than river otters. River otters usually swim on their stomachs, while sea otters usually swim on their backs. River otters also have a reputation for be more aggressive, due to it's territorial nature. More after the break!