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    Posted on Dec 5, 2017

    If You Thought Otters Were Just Cute And Cuddly Lil River Buddies, These Photos Will Make You Reconsider

    A scientific investigation.

    Otters: They're just sooooo cute, right?

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    What's not to love about them? They're like little furry river dogs.

    I mean, just look at their wittle whiskery faces!

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    D'awwww.

    And their paws! I can't with their itty-bitty paws!

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    So teeny.

    For chrissake, were you aware that they HOLD. HANDS. when they're floating downstream??

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    **sobs** They just love each other.

    So, to recap: All otters are just snuggly bundles of joy, right?

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    RIGHT?

    NOPE MY FRIENDS WE ARE WRONG AF.

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    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.

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    Giant otters can grow to be up to SIX. FEET. LONG.

    And they are some GODDAMN BLOODTHIRSTY RIVER TERRORS.

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    RT if seeing this on your friendly neighborhood riverbank would make you scream.

    LOOK AT THESE TEETH.

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    1000% will snatch you right up.

    NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

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    NOT CUDDLY AT ALL.

    Like is ANYONE also uncomfy with how muscular they are???

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    It's actually upsetting.

    SERIOUSLY, WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS???

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    **Never going near a river again**

    I'm scarred. Before all this, if you'd told me to picture an otter...

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    Something like these small-clawed otter guys would pop in my head.

    I'd think about how cute they are, eating their lil' fishies.

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    Just living out their idyllic aquatic lifestyles, you know?

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    IT WOULD BE A NICE THING TO PICTURE IN MY HEAD.

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    But now instead...

    I ONLY SEE THESE MONSTERS...

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    And can't unsee them ever again.

    This post was translated from Japanese.

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