Animals·Posted on Dec 5, 2017If You Thought Otters Were Just Cute And Cuddly Lil River Buddies, These Photos Will Make You ReconsiderA scientific investigation.by Misato Nagoya名古屋みさと BuzzFeed Staff, JapanFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Otters: They're just sooooo cute, right? Getty Images What's not to love about them? They're like little furry river dogs. I mean, just look at their wittle whiskery faces! Tom Meaker / Getty Images D'awwww. And their paws! I can't with their itty-bitty paws! Tom Meaker / Getty Images So teeny. For chrissake, were you aware that they HOLD. HANDS. when they're floating downstream?? View this video on YouTube Vancouver Aquarium / Via youtube.com **sobs** They just love each other. So, to recap: All otters are just snuggly bundles of joy, right? Tom Meaker / Getty Images RIGHT? NOPE MY FRIENDS WE ARE WRONG AF. Drferry / Getty Images WHAT IS THAT????? **This** is the giant river otter: the carnivorous, 75-pound older cousin of those cutesy lil' aquatic buddies we're used to. Mikelane45 / Getty Images Giant otters can grow to be up to SIX. FEET. LONG. And they are some GODDAMN BLOODTHIRSTY RIVER TERRORS. Elleon / Getty Images RT if seeing this on your friendly neighborhood riverbank would make you scream. LOOK AT THESE TEETH. Nick Dale / Getty Images 1000% will snatch you right up. NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE. Nick Dale / Getty Images NOT CUDDLY AT ALL. Like is ANYONE also uncomfy with how muscular they are??? Trevorplatt / Getty Images It's actually upsetting. SERIOUSLY, WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS??? Nick Dale / Getty Images **Never going near a river again** I'm scarred. Before all this, if you'd told me to picture an otter... Hamikus / Getty Images Something like these small-clawed otter guys would pop in my head. I'd think about how cute they are, eating their lil' fishies. Tom Meaker / Getty Images Just living out their idyllic aquatic lifestyles, you know? Tom Meaker / Getty Images IT WOULD BE A NICE THING TO PICTURE IN MY HEAD. Tom Meaker / Getty Images But now instead... I ONLY SEE THESE MONSTERS... Fernandoquevedo / Getty Images And can't unsee them ever again. This post was translated from Japanese.