Can’t… Handle… the… Squeaking!

Baby otters… the squeaking… too cute… must not… squee… got to… hold on… must… cover ears… can’t resist… the squeaking… no use… defenses failing… ear-covering ineffective… brain turning to… pudding… squee-ing imminent…

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  1. cafegrrl says:


  2. And people wonder why we fear otters are plotting to take over the world.

  3. how can such a peep-like sound come from such furry moufs?? SQUEEE!

  4. (cont.) EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  5. oh YES!!!! I would like a dozen please!!!

  6. Are you sure you otter have posted that? SQUEEEEEEEEEEE.

  7. 😀 MEEPS! 😀

  8. Let’s hope they never plot world domination or there’s no hope for us.

  9. Oh, dear god in HEAVEN.


  11. lawyergirl77 says:

    *head explodes*

  12. riolinda says:

    my brain is pudding!!

  13. Watching the cats go nuts over the sound was even better than the video itself!

  14. I really need a baby otter snorgle right now. 😦

  15. Squeaking will get the otter…



  16. Katiedid says:

    Well there’s your problem right there mam’… *holds up squeaky otter* some WD-40 should take care of that

  17. (airfist-pull!)

  18. It would appear this is a most inopportune (or possibly opportune?) time for my sound to quit working.

  19. berthaservant says:

    Ahhh! I can’t hear the sound at work right now! I must hear the squees!!!

  20. fish eye no miko says:

    @metz and wolfy: I, for one, welcome our adorable, squeaking otter overlords.

  21. Katrina says:

    Their little eyesieses are still closed! Katiedid-are you thiking they are stuck closed? Oh, the top part of the sound spectrum really is my favorite. Little furry babies-what are they, Otter kits? Otter pups, like seals?

    Katiedid- I have some extra sewing machine oil and bathtub full of tuba oil, (wanna ask that next question, don’t you?), that might be better, more refined, don’t you know, to get into those tiiiiiiiiiiiiiny places! And it is clear, it doesn’t stain. That way they won’t get moldy like those poor dropped kitteh’s a of a few threads ago. (You know, sandy kittehs do wash well, although some peeps think kitteh’s don’t need baths. We Know babeh Otters can get wet!)

  22. chanpon says:

    Oh dear lord, my brain and my heart asploding all in one go!!!! What a world, what a world, squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  23. Stunbunny says:

    And yet we continue to make these adorable critters into tasty frozen treats. Stop the madness!

  24. This post, it results in supersonic squees and head splorts.

  25. 260Oakley says:

    The otter in the second pic was the model for Edvard Munch’s lesser known work “The Squee”.

    Save yourselves! It’s too late for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


  28. this is the cutest thing yet. I love it!!! it’s like that panda video of baby pandas!!!

  29. Oh… my… gah… *splode*

  30. Katiedid says:

    Katrina- LOL no I was saying they need WD-40 for their squeeks lol

  31. claudia says:

    just melted… laying on the floor typin with my toes… good lord that just makes a pile of mush….

  32. Here to provide closed-captioning:

    [imagine the sound that peeps make. now watch video]

    (squee squee squee squee)

    What otter sound would you expect?

  33. Von Zeppelin says:

    Katrina–do you oil a tuba by dropping it in a bathtub full of tuba oil? Do you lubricate piccolos in little tupperware things full of piccolo oil? Can baby otters be trained to assist in these tasks? How do you grease up the movements of grand pianos, pipe organs and steam calliopes?

  34. CoffeeCup says:

    That second photo kind of looks like a mom otter holding paws to ears, going “STOP SCREAMING!” to the kids…


  35. artgirl says:

    I waaaaaaaant one!!!!!!!!

  36. Ellen W. says:

    Ah! They tell us his lil tongue is hanging out and then don’t show it! Because the cute would kill whoever survived the squeaking, I guess.

  37. Headtail says:


    Ok, I’ll only watch it one more time, then one more…I have a problem.

  38. Ellen I thought the same thing..

    And those are gail force squeees coming out of those otters and all the peeps.

  39. Mary (the first) says:

    Did anyone else read the descripton as Capt. James T. Kirk? “.. must not .. squee .. got to .. hold on … ” ?? Those little guys are definitely adorable!

  40. Jimbeaux says:

    I keep envisioning the original throng saying, “Weeeee want meeeeelks! And snuuuuuugles!”

    *rapidly provides both!*

  41. LizzyCat says:

    I’ll crush you like a clam on my tummy!

  42. Hahaha – it kinda sounds like laser fire from some early eighties sci-fi movie.

  43. stphjay says:


  44. Kristabelle says:

    Those squeeeeekers sounded like baby birds at first! Ottertots are adorabuhls!

  45. WendyPinNJ says:


    I deserve one of those! I WANT one of those! What kind of crazy person doesn’t KISS that otter when it’s only inches from their face? Are they even hooman! Methinks not! I woulda put the whole entire squeaky baby in my mouf and had him for dessert!

  46. WendyPinNJ says:

    And they CHIRP LIKE BIRDIES!!!

  47. wuyizidi says:

    Careful, don’t drop them in the water!

  48. SMALL-CLAWED otters!!! STINKIN’ cute!!!

    PS OtterzotterzOTTERZotterzOTTERZOTTERZotterzotterzotterzOTTERZOTTERZ!!!!!!

  49. My head just exploded. The Qte has once again destroyed me!

  50. I am losing all power of speech due to overdose of cute! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! It’s contagious…

  51. The video ends (tantalizingly) on “That one’s little tongue is out.” Presumably because the camera operator friggin’ died.

  52. LMAO. NTMTOM that is the funniest photo. So perfect.

    I didn’t even squee, I just stroked out and died from qte.

  53. ♥ and they sound like 8-bit ♥

  54. Mr. Sulu! I need MAXimum SNORGLING, STAT!

  55. Flavia A. says:

    I wanna work at sea world 🙂

  56. run4fun33 says:

    Oh goodness I think my brain melted from cuteness

  57. @Skip…LOLOL…or an early video arcade game!

    brain is mush! fingers dissolving ;the cuteness , tjhe cutesness…SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE……

    (Wend cannot finish this comment. She is currently a puddle of mush on the floor).

  58. Paunchie says:

    meep meep meep! that sounds almost like wee bats chasing down buggzies!

    I agree how can that dude NOT kiss that fuzzy lil haid?? and the lady’s all cradling the otter otter like hims her bebeh! D’aaaaaaawwwwwwww

  59. Paunchie says:

    Camera operator <——– DED!

  60. My dad lives near a Japanese-style garden where a little family of otters live. When the babies get big enough, they go swimming all over the pond and harass the big wading birds. “SQUAWK! SQUAAAK! SQWAAAAK” is how you know the bebe otterz have struck again.

  61. I think I found my new ring tone…

  62. If I had been present in the video, (which luckily, I was not), I would have grabbed all of the bebbeh otters, stuffed them under my t-shirt, and run off like a women demented; then right out the Sea World gate, down the road, continuing on to the nearest interstate, until the authorities would have caught up with me…….pant, pant…!!!!

  63. Melissa H. says:

    The Indianapolis Zoo has the same kind of otters! My friends and I had just arrived in front of their enclosure, when somebody opened up the door from the back and about 8 of them came swarming out in a big cluster. They ran up to this keeper who was standing outside the enclosure with some otter treats. Some of them were actually climbing the mesh to get to her. The whole time they were making that squeaking sound! They sounded exactly like squeaky toys. Freakin’ adorable!!

  64. Correkshun: “womAn demented”….. 😳

    [Not “demAnted”? – Ed.]

  65. Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!! *head explodes*

  66. Ok, to jump off a cliff like the others……SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    Seriously though, NTMTOM, I NEEDED THAT so badly. My governments latest recession antics made me want to crawl under my desk and either sulk or cry, but hearing those beautiful babies reminded me that there is still something joyful in this world.

    Now, to the lovely people at Seaworld: Can I have one, or maybe ten? It’s for a good cause!! I plan to nurture the sick, the lonely and depressed by having them cuddle a tiny otter baby…..

    Or maybe just surround myself with them in my bathtub. SQUEEE!

  67. momof2kittiesandapuppeh says:

    Why, for the love of all that is holy, is Bebeh Otter Snorgler not MY job? Why, why, why???? I’d be good at it. Really, I would!!

    *pounds head on desk in frustration*

  68. If Von Zeppelin is playing a steam calliope, I want a ticket.

  69. Josh N. says:

    Yeah, that’s cute and all but people need to see the truth about Otters. 😛

  70. @Josh, dear God, they are evil but irresistible. I love it that they make the same “Whatwhatwhat?” noise as ferrets.


    Chirping otters!!!

  72. Lerrinus says:

    OMG, just when I think, it can’t get cuter than that, this comes along and…
    Ded from da cute!!!!!

  73. Von Zeppelin says:

    @onze–I’m stoking up the firebox on my calliope right now. (plays a few whistly arpeggios). The high notes sound like otter squeaks.

  74. @VonZep, a steam cally-ope? Like this one?

  75. hehe, the video reminds me of the Star Trek episode (TOS) where the ship gets overrun by those fur balls. What were they called again? Hmmm, I can’t remember what they were called, must be early dementia setting in…..

    [Furbies, definitely. Or Mogwais. Definitely one of those. – Ed.]

  76. Von Zeppelin says:

    Theresa–Ja, dagleich, aber leider tanzen meine Zähne nicht.

  77. When I played this video, my cat jumped on my desk and looked around my laptop for “birds”. She then tried to pry out whatever from the USB port (I stopped her before she could do any damage) and tried to tip my computer to see if the animals were hidden under it. Awesome.

  78. VonZep, eine Schande!

  79. I splodified-er-ing-ness-ish-zomg-ification.

  80. Martini et al, those furry balls were called Tribles. The episode was called The Trouble with Tribbles.

    Which is a completely different type of trouble that otter trouble. That last video is WICKED!!! They’re just like cats. But longer. And lower to the ground…

  81. I nearly cried with cuteness.

  82. well of course they are evil, but I for one welcome our new baby otter overlords

  83. Noelegy says:

    Heh, I love how the boxspring was sitting right on the floor, and not in a bed frame, so no otter-under-the-bed-ness.

  84. Noelegy says:

    P.S. Who knew you could keep otters as pets?! I didn’t, that’s for sure.

  85. Noelegy — if you mean the ones in Josh N’s comment, I think those otters might’ve been housed in a house only temporarily. The white-haired guy who shows up at about 1:50 is wearing what looks like a park ranger’s uniform. And they have their own custom enclosure (which is called “time out” space in the video).

    Also, the YouTube notes for that vid say “You do not want a pet African clawless otter. Get a ferret.”

  86. PS Asian small-clawed otters are my fav, because they are the smallest otters, and they live in close-knit family groups that go tearing around together everywhere, like “Wheeeeeee! We’re all going swimmings now!!! Wheee, we’re all running up this hill! Wheeee, we’re all going swimmingks again!!!”

  87. edmundh says:

    Just think – pretty soon they’ll all be swimming on their backs holding hands!

  88. I will never complain again about the things my cats do to the clean laundry.

  89. Holy crap….. the noises.. it’s like chirping…….. I’m gonna have to do my own squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *dies*
    *comes back to life*

    Alright CO, this is like the 10th time I’ve died now from the overload! Cut it out! 😛

  90. At the San Diego Zoo they’ve got an otter moat under some monkey trees and the shenanigans is 24/7 “off the hook”. That and the underwater window at the hippo tock– er, tank– are worth the price of admission.

  91. OMG! Too cute for words!

  92. puddlepeppers says:

    can haz 2 pass to Seaworld? OK-just admission to baby otter area.

  93. Not able to communicate, head exploded from QTE !!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Tiffany says:

    They are soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. It is NOT fair that they get to cuddle bebeh otters and I don’t!! I demand a refund!!

  96. and I demand a RECOUNT!

  97. hon glad says:

    Lets all sing like the Otters sing
    Squee, squee suee, squee squeeeeee.

  98. berthaservant says:

    Meh. I finally got to watch with the sound. I mean, it’s cute, I guess. But they’re not SAYING anything, people. It’s just noise. What do they WANT? How do they FEEL?

    I’m with that guy who hated the marmie the other day. This site is going downhill.

    (No, I have not grown a muzzlepowsche, that’s just my tongue in there….)

  99. Rabbitses says:

    World dominayshe a squeek at a time

  100. I like the way they always look slightly p’d off. 😉

  101. My cats would like one baby otter to play with. They promise they won’t hurt him.

  102. Aufilena says:

    From Sorbet

  103. I was told once that I was cuter than a baby otter…How could that be? I’ve never seen anything so cute and sweet in my life.

  104. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! My favorite. What a great way to start the day off.

  105. Katrina says:

    Ottertots. Yes, Ottertots, Kristabelle.

    Thanks to everyone (and anyone) who brought us these Otter pictures. I am wiping the tears from my eyes, I laughed so hard at the P(Ark) Rangers’ Otters! Otters are just a bag of energy and curiosity. I bet they are a lot of work. My fave was the various tubes of fabric laying (lying?) around just ready for someone to go through…..a healthy household is a creative household.

  106. anastasia says:


  107. anastasia says:

    ♥♥♥ ahhhn! oh my eyes turned into mush! when i saw thine qte ottahs!!! ♥♥♥

  108. The covered ear otter shot- great closer, dude!


  110. gravyboat says:

    They could trash my house any day.

  111. Shouldn’t that headline be “You can’t handle the cute?”

    And they ALL look like Gary Sinise. But cuter. (thpppbbt to Teho).

  112. It’s OK, Feezie, I’m long over my Gary Sinise crush.

  113. squirreltv says:

    Not sure if I can stand the cuteness AND the cute sounds…
    TOOOOOO adorable

  114. Jyllibean says:

    I’ve had a poo week. Thanks again for what you do best.

  115. Stephanie Martin says:

    Cutest thing I’ve ever seen…ever.


  117. Didnt anyone notice the feathers stickng out of their mouths? THEY ATE BABY BIRDS!

  118. Katrina says:

    Von Zeppelin-no, you pickle piccolos in piccolo oil, silly.
    Yes, the bathtub of tuba oil is indeed for a very large tuba. So far, it hasn’t needed a whole-scale (*snerk*) dunking. Just some tiiiiiiiny little applications the bathtub is still very full.

    No, no feathers, those are whiskers. They belong to the Otters.

  119. Such cute sounds!!

    *squeek squeek!*

    And the look so fluffy and nice to carry! Otters are cute! 😀

  120. I saw the picture of that otter as I was driving by on a floor care machine and almost fell off due to the sheer cuteness!!!! I stole the magazine and took it home as my own!

  121. eternalcanadian says:

    eeeeee, too much cuteness! baby otters. hope they weren’t separated from their parents for too long!

  122. animal luvr says:


  123. i likes the squeeking…they are soooooooo cute

  124. they are so cute!!!! but why are they living in a house?

  125. I was watching NBA playoffs tonight, and all I could think about was that the players shoes all squeeked like baby otters. You have ruined basketball for me.

    [Really? Sounds to me like nothing but an improvement – Ed.]

  126. pearlburgundy says:

    Why so kiyoooooooooooot? 😀

  127. i love the baby otters they are soooooooooooooooooooo cute i luv them i want to hav one of my own!!!♥♥♥!♥♥♥

    u gotta admit they are 1 of the most cutest things on earth.