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Old 10-06-2021, 02:04 PM
 
Location: equator
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sea otters can get up to 100 lbs. Sometimes I think people may not realize they can get kind of big.
What! I had no idea. At the zoo, they are quite small. Never seen one in the wild.

They must be the "Otter Limits" of otterville!

I'm scared of rabies too. That's why we carry a BIG bamboo sharp stick on the beach: feral dogs.
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Old 10-07-2021, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Maine
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What! I had no idea. At the zoo, they are quite small. Never seen one in the wild.
Mostly what you see in zoos are river otters. Much smaller. Sea otters get bigger. 100 pounds would be VERY unusual, but not impossible. Most top out at around 65 pounds.
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Old 10-07-2021, 02:27 PM
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Mostly what you see in zoos are river otters. Much smaller. Sea otters get bigger. 100 pounds would be VERY unusual, but not impossible. Most top out at around 65 pounds.

River otters max wt is ~30 lbs, but they can easily be 3+ ft in length (excl the tail).
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Old 10-08-2021, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Maine
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At least modern-day sea otters aren't as big as their prehistoric ancestors.


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Old 10-09-2021, 11:00 PM
 
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People mistreat animals. It used to be that maybe one person their entire lives would mistreat them. Nowadays, everyone feels entitled to treat them less than decent. They are angry, afraid, and no longer trust humans.
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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People mistreat animals. It used to be that maybe one person their entire lives would mistreat them. Nowadays, everyone feels entitled to treat them less than decent. They are angry, afraid, and no longer trust humans.
Animals are not just animals. Different animals have different personalities, plus they are wild animals we are talking about. 'Wild', when talking about animals, means that we cannot always predict their behavior. That is why we generally encourage people to keep their distance.
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:43 PM
 
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People mistreat animals. It used to be that maybe one person their entire lives would mistreat them. Nowadays, everyone feels entitled to treat them less than decent. They are angry, afraid, and no longer trust humans.
IDK, I see more people treating them good, versus bad, Although I know bad stuff does happen still...


I was impressed the other day, stopped at cracker barrel for dinner, as Im coming out, I saw a lady escorting a small duck, that was by itself, it was walking around the parking lot and this lady was scared someone would run it over, she kind of nudged it towards the lake in back and walked the whole way back there until the duck took off and landed in the water.
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:48 PM
 
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IDK, I see more people treating them good, versus bad, Although I know bad stuff does happen still...


I was impressed the other day, stopped at cracker barrel for dinner, as Im coming out, I saw a lady escorting a small duck, that was by itself, it was walking around the parking lot and this lady was scared someone would run it over, she kind of nudged it towards the lake in back and walked the whole way back there until the duck took off and landed in the water.

So glad the duck found a good person to know. And so glad that lady took the time to walk him/her back home safely. We need more people to do that. Who knows if maybe the duck wasn't being attacked by some little kids or teenagers back at the lake earlier that day. So many things go on that we don't see.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:26 PM
 
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So glad the duck found a good person to know. And so glad that lady took the time to walk him/her back home safely. We need more people to do that. Who knows if maybe the duck wasn't being attacked by some little kids or teenagers back at the lake earlier that day. So many things go on that we don't see.
If I ever caught a kid (or anyone) abusing an animal, I would intervene and probably knock them senseless. I think alot of this happens because the kids were abused and they look for something to take their anger out on.
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