Rule of Cuteness #15: Disproportionate ratio between relative ear to head size

Let’s just make this rule official and stop messing around. This guy is totally otterlicious—note teeny webbing in hands.

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This is "Snowdrop" the otter, from the Dartmoor Wildlife Park in Devon, UK. He needs 120CCs of milk STAT!

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Thanks for the tip, Lyssa B.!

// AMENDMENT! Due to the Great Jerboa Conflict of December ’07, rule #15 has been amended to include OVERSIZED ears as well as small ears. This amendment shall be named The "Burton-Oakes Corollary." Thanks to Rule-Amendment Sender-Inner Kim B-O. //

Comments

  1. Adorable. I showed this to my boyfriend and his mouth just dropped open. “I want one!” is what he managed to squeak out.

  2. What is it about rubber nipple-gnawing baby animals that makes me want to chew on my own knuckles? And that scrubby little otter moustache, looking so insidiously tickly. This is insane, eye-twitching cuteness nearly off the scales.

  3. What is it about rubber nipple-gnawing baby animals that makes me want to chew on my own knuckles? And that scrubby little otter moustache, looking so insidiously tickly. This is insane, eye-twitching cuteness nearly off the scales.

  4. ready for it? this guy otter win the cute of the month award!

  5. Oh, good Lord! I wet myself at the sight of such overwhelming cuteness.

  6. Otterly cute!!!
    Since I read Alan Dean Foster’s Spellsinger novels I’m so in love wi’ th’ li’le buggers!!!

  7. Oh, dear, I’m imploding from desire. Otters are my absolute favorite. I don’t even mind that they are stinky!

  8. The first otter picture on this site…and it’s more adorable than a Kuriboh. *_*

  9. There have been otters before. Look in the December Archive. The small clawed Asian Otter cubs. So very cute!

  10. OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER (gaaaaasp) OTTER OTTER… !!!

  11. OOOH i am ***ACHIN*** to hug that li’l guy!!!!!

  12. samplesize says:

    Okay, rule of cuteness #16: Be an otter.

  13. Darn, Theo, you beat me to it. More otters please!

  14. Have I ever seen anything cuter? No, I don’t think so.

  15. OMG! So CYYYUUUUUTE!

  16. Wow, it looks so human…I want one!

  17. Uh-my-gawd! Thanks for helping me realize that bottle feeding otters make me squeal out loud with delight.

  18. how adorable!! so sweet!

  19. This is my first post – I just had to say…..look at his little bitty ears!!! How adorable can you get????

  20. Doesn’t that little guy (girl?) look like a muppet? Seriously… I can easily imagine a puppeteer moving it from behind…

  21. SOOOOOO CUUUTTTTEEEEEE!!! omigosh

  22. He’s looking at the camera and saying, “Love me, pweeeeeze?” It makes me feel squishy.

  23. I leave for a few days and miss the cutest damn thing I’ve seen yet on this site? See, all the more reason to shackle myself to the computer chair and have Schwan’s deliver my groceries to me for the rest of my life. Then I ‘ll never have to worry about going for days without my cuteness fix! :-D

    The otter, he hurts me with his cuteness!! But it’s a good hurt…

    –TwoDragons

  24. Otter than what?

  25. soooo cute!!

  26. This is so cute I almost had to vom in my cubicle.

  27. Manhandler says:

    Be careful – Otters’ll bite your nuts off.

  28. can’t. . . .bear. . . .the cuteness. . .Must . . .look . . .away…(sound of head exploding)

  29. He looks like a monchichi!

  30. So….cute! What I can’t get enough of is that wee little tongue lapping away at the milk, and the cute shiny nose…and the fur, and the wee hands, and the way the eyes look up…
    Awwwwwwww
    *head explodes*

  31. OMIGOD!!!!!!!
    I’m going to get arrested for screaming too loud. What will my neighbors think!

  32. 양잉이-_- says:

    음…얘는 별로 안귀엽다. 역시 고양님이 짱-_-

  33. Actually, once upon a time I watched a documentary about cuteness and baby animals and they said that it is actually the oversized forehead that makes it cute. I dont what this theory says about middle-aged men but I saw it on TV so it must be true.

  34. Huh? Help?

  35. LOL Debbie… your post bumped mine out of sequence. I *think* that’s a Korean post above you.

    Believe your TV.

  36. In all fairness, a large ear-to-head ratio is pretty darn cute to. Example A: every chinchilla that ever lived.

  37. This is the smartest-looking ball of webbed fluff on the site.

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