You Really Otter Learn to Swim


Geeshe, Mom, OK already! This big time coer-shons was sent in by Beth R.



  1. dubyah1 says:

    Which, apparently, is how my big brothers taught me, too, and I swim like an otter!

  2. she swims over them, dunks them underwater, pulls them back in when they try to escape- mom seems to think fear for one’s life is an essential pedagogical tool.

  3. Is that Emmit Otter music?

  4. Beth (in NC) says:

    Hehe, I’m kinda ridiculously happy right now. My submeeshons was picked by Meg!! After I’d been lurking around CO for five years or so. Ok I am done totally geeking out.

    The little one didn’t like this much at first, but I was pretty amazed at the whole process. Animal behavior is so neat. 😀

  5. kodalai says:

    Otter moms carry their kids around like cat moms!

  6. 6rabbits says:

    Otterlet REALLY does not want to be in that pool!! I love @ :26 where determined mom is dragging desperately…ehn… struggling…ehn… bebeh back into the water by a foot! 🙂 Hope mom’s saving up for the future therapy!

  7. Baby: But Maaaaaa, I don’t WAAAANNNTTTT to get wet!!

    Mom: Get in that water, you rotten kid!! What are you, part cat or something?

  8. Baby: I don’t know Ma, I never met daddy did I?

  9. bob drummond says:

    : – O !

  10. Rachael says:

    That’s some kinda tough love goin’ on there. “Yes, you will learn to swim and you will like it, you ungrateful little brat!” 🙂

  11. January says:

    Now that was a terrific video. Laughed out loud!

  12. otters remind me a lot of felines!

  13. gwennaelle says:

    That’s basically how I learned to swim, too. I don’t think I got a nap after though. Maybe an Oreo or two.

  14. Sasha's Mum says:

    Well, it IS a great video … but then again, I thought so too back in 2010 when I submitted it. 😀

    (Not to rain on your getting-your-submish-posted parade, Beth. And I never tire of seeing otters of either river or sea variety — if I had my way we’d have daily otters.)

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  16. Jimbeaux says:

    I wanna take a post-swim nap with the li’l guys!

    (And props to mom, for doin’ what she otter!) 🙂