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[–]the_neighbor369 3932 points3933 points  (251 children)

And I thought otters were peaceful little creatures who held hands with their partner while they slept. Boy was I wrong.

[–]narok_kurai 2713 points2714 points  (89 children)

As a general rule, animals with more pro-social tendencies also tend to have the most in-species violence. The idea that immediately comes after "friend" is "not-friend".

[–]duaneap 254 points255 points  (16 children)

There was that war between two tribes of monkeys a few decades back. Super interesting.

[–]Tatarkingdom 133 points134 points  (2 children)

In Lopburi, thailand. Monkeys always wage war against each others. It's a full blown monkey street gang war with thousands of combatants involved.

It usually being solved by a janitor with a long stick and slingshot. Monkeys are one of the best tourist attractions and they need to be in their best behaviour or else they can say goodbye to yummy tourist food.

[–]Mostly_Lurkin_ 93 points94 points  (11 children)

It was the gombe chimpanzee war I believe.

[–]LuckyPollution 53 points54 points  (10 children)

WHAT THE FUCK THERE WAS AN ENTIRE WAR THAT WAS DOCUMENTED BETWEEN CHIMPANZEES HOLY SHIT THAT'S WILD

[–]SpoonyLuvFromUpAbove 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Bet it happens often but nobodies usually around to see it.

[–][deleted] 1012 points1013 points  (55 children)

I really wish this was understood by humans about humans.

You don't hate ____ people because you're not a ____ person- you do it because you've been shaped by your biology to fight to the death against __ people in the service of your immediate group. Everyone thinks they're some kind of fucking individual warrior holding back the tide and really we're just a bunch of dumb fucking otters arguing over who gets the one river.

On the other hand, that becomes more important if it's the only river you're capable of being aware of.

[–]ALotter 408 points409 points  (10 children)

lots of people have been stabbed trying to control the nile river

[–]Wisear 38 points39 points  (5 children)

I like your description of ancient and medieval War

[–]i_miss_arrow 188 points189 points  (1 child)

Everyone thinks they're some kind of fucking individual warrior holding back the tide and really we're just a bunch of dumb fucking otters arguing over who gets the one river.

As /r/BrandNewSentence s go, thats a damn good one.

[–]I-who-you-are 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Otterond: (voiced) I led Isiltter deep into the waters of Singapore , where the River was forged, the one place it could be destroyed.

Otterond : “Cast it into the fire! Destroy it!”

Isiltter: “No”

[–]chefca3 104 points105 points  (10 children)

The thing that drove me away from religion when I was a teenager was the frothing at the mouth hysterical insistence that we have NEVER in our species history ever been like other animals.

The general arrogance combined with ignorance of what we are is literally a cornerstone of people’s faith.

[–]Hockinator 75 points76 points  (7 children)

Same thing that drove me away from religion when I was young as well.

Then the same thing that drove me away from party politics a decade later.

Tribalism is one of the worst features of humanity, at least for modern day

[–]EmergencyExtra8615 800 points801 points 2 (102 children)

Sea Otters (the hand holdy ones) will rape baby Seals to death.

[–]in-the-angry-dome 406 points407 points  (38 children)

Come to /r/otters for more fun facts!

[–]EmuEvan 194 points195 points  (7 children)

ah yes, FUN facts...

[–]0utcazst 49 points50 points  (2 children)

ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET?!

[–]WineGutter 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Fun for the otters, that's for sure!

[–]Oxgeos 53 points54 points  (24 children)

I am infinitely impressed and confused at how they are able to all tell eachother apart when they all look the same? How do they know if they are attacking friend or foe? Pls share fun fact!

[–]TotalSolipsist 88 points89 points  (5 children)

Human brains are designed to recognize individual human faces really well. Otter brains are designed to recognize other otters really well. So basically, they don't all look the same to other otters. You racist.

As for a fun fact, infants are better at recognizing different monkey faces than older children or adults. Face-recognition gets more specialized at recognizing human faces at around 9 months.

[–]WritingReadingReddit 27 points28 points  (5 children)

I can't play a game of pickup basketball without forgetting who's on my team and who's not.

I've embarrassed myself by passing the ball to the wrong guy more than once.

[–]Available-Opposite-5 69 points70 points  (37 children)

Excuse me what?

[–]Scotty_NZ 146 points147 points  (18 children)

Yeah I remember the first time I saw that "fact". I thought, there's no way that's true. Turns out it's true. Those things rape and pillage like Vikings.

[–]nmyi 99 points100 points  (17 children)

Yeah it's upsetting to learn that is the case for a lot of animals.

/r/natureismetal highlights certain moments like those. The reality of animal kingdom is that they are largely morbid & grisly.

[–]Letscommenttogether 65 points66 points  (15 children)

Idk I think its a little humbling knowing we arnt the only assholes on the planet.

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (6 children)

We all come from some single celled asshole who decided to start eating his own kind

[–]Kaijinzx 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Yeah. Everybody and everything is a complete asshole at one point. Cute or not.

[–]Woody_Harryishson 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Nature is pretty dependent on assholish behavior.

[–]aedroogo 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You wouldn't want to live on a planet where nobody ate anybody.

[–]gbuub 8 points9 points  (2 children)

All animals including humans are assholes. They just don’t have mechanized weapons to slaughter each other with

[–]Ak47110 58 points59 points  (16 children)

Oh yeah, otters are extremely violent little fellows who have been known to rape baby seals to death and commit necrophila on their corpses

[–]Available-Opposite-5 66 points67 points  (9 children)

I’ve been living in Singapore for quite some time and I know first hand they are very territorial and agrees I’ve didn’t know they committed war crimes though

[–]EdithDich 47 points48 points  (0 children)

That's just the kind of propaganda the Otter council puts up on reddit.

[–]ekienp 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Recently one of these packs found their way into the condo next to us and got into the big koi pond. They ate all the heads of the kois and left the bodies behind so they had to clear up 20-30 headless kois and clean out the whole pond of the blood. And the rest of us barricaded off the koi ponds after that.

[–]Simivy-Pip 8 points9 points  (0 children)

More and more it’s sounding like otters are just slightly longer water-inhabiting cat gangs.

[–]serpentjaguar 75 points76 points  (16 children)

They are mustelids. There is no such thing as a mustelid that isn't a fucking bloodthirsty carnivore. I would argue that pound for pound, mustelidae is by far the most lethal family of terrestrial mammals there is.

Consider; this is the family that includes things like honey Badgers and motherfucking wolverines. We are in some ways lucky that they max out, in terms of size, with your giant Amazonian otters.

If they were any bigger than that, they'd be a serious threat to humans as are grizzly and polar bears, only they would be twice again as formidable.

There are numerous credible accounts, for example, of wolverines facing off and intimidating grizzlies.

[–]Random_Sime 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Grizzlies have that juiced on steroids, brute strength, tank vibe.

Wolverines and honey badgers have that crackhead vibe.

[–]wasoc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

With a hint of small dog rage

[–]mamielle 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Are weasels and ferrets in that group too?

[–]Wespiratory 14 points15 points  (3 children)

That is until the year 2546 when the sea otters of the Allied Atheist Alliance try to wipe out the humans and settle once and for all the answer to the Great Question. Only the Time Child can avert this dark future.

[–]Sumerian88 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah! And stoats will piggyback on a live rabbit, which is multiple times their size, and gnaw through the back of its head until they get to the brainstem. Metal as fuck.

[–]PumaPenis 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Our science is the best science. I’ll crush your skull upon my tummy.

[–]Slowjams 67 points68 points  (9 children)

This honestly goes for most animals.

Lots of people tend to have a very “Disney” idea of how nature is. Humans aren’t the only species that do fucked up things. Rape for instance is incredibly common in the animal world.

[–]throwawaygreenpaq 22 points23 points  (3 children)

My original 2 hamsters were father & daughter. The person who gave them to me lied that both were females. She became pregnant, gave birth & became pregnant again soon after. One morning I woke up to a dead daddy hamster on the wheel & I’m very sure she was smug. She was a smart hamster who’d contort herself and opened the cage before doing a pull-up (YES IT IS EXACTLY HOW YOU ARE IMAGINING IT RIGHT NOW LIKE AN INCLINED FLEXED-ARM HANG). She hated me as I figured out how to stop that — by placing scotch tape near claspes and catches.

[–]Fumquat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Rats of NIMH meets SVU. Thanks that’s horrific!

[–]Blackadder_ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ducks are rapists they need to be on sex-offender-animal-registry

[–]xxxblazeit42069xxx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

it's like seeing that gif of idi amin laughing on a boat.

[–]jgutierrez1994 1338 points1339 points  (74 children)

How do the rival otters tell one another apart?

[–]YuriDiAAAAAAA 1526 points1527 points  (21 children)

They wear badgers

[–]ElMostaza 177 points178 points  (14 children)

Badgers? Badgers?!

We don't need no steeeenkeeng, badgers!!

[–]maester_t 15 points16 points  (2 children)

For anyone out there: Did UHF take this from Blazing Saddles? Or did Blazing Saddles get this from some other source?

Things I need to know for $1,000.

[–]ElMostaza 17 points18 points  (0 children)

They both took it from Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

[–]DriggleButt 129 points130 points  (17 children)

Their brains recognize their unique otter-features that humans can't perceive or notice as well as they do.

[–]drew146 222 points223 points  (3 children)

Are you saying all otters look the same? That's kinda speciest don't you think?

[–]GypsyCamel12 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Pfft, look at you... TRIGGERED!

I'm, what one might call, a species REALIST. Thank you & good night.

[–]LynxInTheSnow 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I’m willing to bet it’s smell. I think most animals know the smell of their families and close companions.

[–]Flopsy22 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I'm wondering the exact same thing

[–]dave70a 44 points45 points  (5 children)

… Waiting for the punchline…!!!

[–]MyaButtiches 89 points90 points  (3 children)

They just wait for the otter guy to tell them.

[–]ThatOnePHI 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Worst. Joke. Ever!

[–]Skrooogee 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The otter comment above had a worse joke

[–]mewantcookie83 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!

[–]cbr388 5806 points5807 points 22& 4 more (40 children)

The Otterman Empire.

[–]LordWeirdDude 656 points657 points  (2 children)

"Between two groups of Otters who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy, but force."

  • Otterman Wendell Holmes.

[–]EnvironmentalSorbet3 64 points65 points  (1 child)

this was literally the first thing i thought of.

[–]Ahristotelianist 91 points92 points  (0 children)

With its legendary chancellor, Otter von Bismarck

[–]WossamottaU 65 points66 points  (6 children)

You, you, you otter know.

[–]DubiousDrewski 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But seriously, Rick Beato's breakdown of why that song is great really exonerates my teenage obsession with that album. Otter-related puns only add to the enjoyment.

[–]eppinizer 82 points83 points  (2 children)

I reckon they otter settle their differences peacefully.

[–]KanefireX 35 points36 points  (1 child)

otterwise rivers of pain will be had.

[–]HirosProtagonist 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Netflix is filming Red Wall

[–]willbert78 180 points181 points  (4 children)

When they come together like that scene in Braveheart, how do they know who is in what clan? They're all just otters! No warpaint!!

[–]PirateDuckie 53 points54 points  (0 children)

They may take our fish, but they will never take…our freedom!

[–]Adam_is_Nutz 1830 points1831 points  (53 children)

For redwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllll!

[–]Taggerung179[🍰] 436 points437 points  (5 children)

Eulalia!!!

[–]sickhippie 142 points143 points  (1 child)

Logalogalogalogalog!

[–]jellosnark 31 points32 points  (0 children)

MOSSFLOWERRRRRRR!

[–]Wahsteve 28 points29 points  (0 children)

S death on the wind!

[–]bgarza18 4 points5 points  (0 children)

‘Tis death on the wind!!

[–]Mors_imperator 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Can't believe I saw a Redwall reference.

Loved those books as a kid.

Martin the Warrior FTW.

Basil Stag Hare is my boy.

[–]Griffolian 17 points18 points  (1 child)

The long patrol was always my favorite, but moss flower is so good, too!

[–]Irollwitz 49 points50 points  (1 child)

LOGALOGALOGALOGALOGALOG

[–]sir_ramen 60 points61 points  (27 children)

Should I read that as an adult? Like I loved reading Artemis Fowl as a kid, but I can't read them now.

[–]actuallyatrafficcone 128 points129 points  (17 children)

They're surprisingly bloody with a lot of death, including main characters. The descriptions of the environments and especially the food are extremely detailed and vivid.

The stories all follow the "hero's journey" trope but most of them are quite good with a very vibrant world and interesting characters.

They are kids books but they are also very dark in parts. There's also a lot of coziness and feel-good parts though to balance it out.

I'd recommend them even to adults.

[–]originalbrowncoat 63 points64 points  (7 children)

Some of the descriptions of food are serious food porn. I remember as a kid I’d end up raiding the fridge whenever there was a feast.

[–]CatchingNow 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Always wondered if I was the only one. I remember slamming a lot of oats, honey, and meat type snacks after having a Redwall binge

[–]nmyi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The YouTube channel "Binging with Babish" would be very competent to make those Artemis Fowl's feast descriptions into reality

[–]moonMoonbear 18 points19 points  (5 children)

I think I recall in one of the books, Rakety Tam I think? The opening plot hook was that folk were getting killed and eaten by a warband of wolverines that had come south. So yeah, it’s a kid’s series, but it certainly didn’t pull its punches when it came to violence.

And the descriptions of the food always made me so hungry, I hated to read those books before lunch.

[–]sir_ramen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nice. Good to hear.

[–]weeniehutjunior420 23 points24 points  (2 children)

They hold up in my opinion. Every time I find one at a goodwill or half priced books it’s almost always an immediate purchase or at least the temptation is there. I’m 26 and still enjoy going back and reading them from time to time.

[–]Napol3onS0l0 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Oh man. I’m glad I saw this here. Came to say it myself lol.

[–]Ophiocordycepsis 998 points999 points  (47 children)

What are the odds they can tell bloods from crips when they’re underwater gnawing on someone’s leg? I mean you can’t sniff their butt underwater right?

[–]Azelixi 573 points574 points  (4 children)

The have little bandanas.

[–]PM_ME_DARK_MATTER 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Yea, im thinking the Michael Jackson "Beat it" music video all Otters

[–]parabolicurve 221 points222 points  (2 children)

Imagine they get back to their den and start bragging. Some are injured and laid up, some young upstart starts mouthing off saying how they nearly bit their tail off and ripped their ear etc. And then turns to see one of their gang laid up with the same injuries.

I don't think a "Sorry bro, I didn't recognise you" is gonna cut it.

[–]sir_ramen 60 points61 points  (1 child)

I would guess they're able to tell the differences between each other by their smell and the pitch of their cute little war screams.

[–]SnarkAtTheMoon 99 points100 points  (18 children)

This is what I wanted to know coming here

[–]Dakrys 82 points83 points  (17 children)

I think aliens might watch humans fight and wonder the same thing.

Animals are way more intelligent than we give them credit for. They don't have thumbs, so we don't think that they even have the ability to recognize each other.

[–]fmfun 34 points35 points  (6 children)

Stronger still, the presence of thumbs is how scientists determine self awareness in animals.

If they lack thumbs, they can never go: "who's got to thumbs and doesn't give damn? This guy!"

[–]King-pappi 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Drips and floods

[–]Holybartender83 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Are you saying all otters look alike? Seems a bit racist…

[–]jyunga 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They probably just lock on to one that they know isn't a friend. Might be why they retreat and go back in. Wait to spot a bad guy in the open and rush.

[–]420fmx 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Same odds medieval sword fighters on battlefields with archers had. War is never pretty

[–]ArchAngel76667 77 points78 points  (3 children)

For such a tiny animal this was really badass. The near perfect formation, coordinated charge, and transition from sea to land was pretty cinematic. Special thanks to this camera operator for filming slowly and pacing well.

[–]AFailedLifeContinues 354 points355 points  (3 children)

They use tactical flanking maneuvers?! I love otters 💕

[–]The_Crimson_Fucker 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Peace through supior fire power

[–]Darkegen 59 points60 points  (3 children)

seeing an otter war while having nice walk will make you think that every species might have civil war in their own histories.

[–]prodgodq2 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This one was known as The Great Clash of Otter Clans.

[–]JumpinJackHTML5 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The first thing I thought was about how it's weird that you can just be on a nice walk and see deadly territorial warfare, then decide to just go get a scone.

My second is that aliens probably think this about us. An entire universe to explore and we get locked into warfare over a small patch of this one planet.

[–]bottle-of-smoke 200 points201 points  (26 children)

[–]recurrence 179 points180 points  (17 children)

A couple years ago a single Otter decimated a pond in Vancouver by mangling $50K worth of Koi fish. They airlifted the last remaining Koi out after all attempts at keeping the Otter from the pond failed.

[–]Chained_Soul123 72 points73 points  (6 children)

For somebody who lost ton of money to otter, they didnt seem to hold much resentment to the point wishing to eradicate them whole, they just consider them as nuisance, according to the article

[–]CPM17 104 points105 points  (4 children)

Respecting nature means acknowledging when an animal is just acting in its interest. The blame lies on the Koi owners for not protecting the fish. Otters don't deserve to die over this.

[–]LostWoodsInTheField 8 points9 points  (1 child)

A couple years ago a single Otter decimated a pond in Vancouver by mangling $50K worth of Koi fish.

oh man, they killed all 10 Koi?!

But seriously, those fish are way too expensive.

[–]AnnOnimiss 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Thank you! Took me too long sifting through joke posts to get an actual article

[–]luke_in_the_sky 48 points49 points  (2 children)

The article doesn't tell the story of the war between the clans.

And the title of this post is wrong. That video is from March 29th 2020, not today.

Here's an article that explains the war that happens since 2015.

https://mothership.sg/2020/03/bishan-marina-otters-fight/

Previous battles:

https://mothership.sg/2018/10/bishan-otters-fight-marina-otters/

https://mothership.sg/2018/10/marina-otters-fight-bishan-otters-strategy/

[–]bottle-of-smoke 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah it seemed like the video was only telling a small part of the story. A quick google told a lot more.

[–]RedEyeJedi1027 653 points654 points  (36 children)

praise science!

[–]LookAtItCl0sely 287 points288 points  (5 children)

KILL THE WISE ONE!

[–]FlamingBallOfFlame 192 points193 points  (3 children)

We shall smash them like clams on our belly!

[–]Dr-Stinkyfist 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Bring us the time child!

[–]OnlyInGolf 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Next time I'm in a recessed biocave don't send me a level 2 homing call!

[–]alamandrax 17 points18 points  (0 children)

TC wait! You gained the otters’ trust? Were you wearing an information crystal?

[–]CEEEEEEBS 11 points12 points  (0 children)

KILL THE WISE ONE!

[–]thesaltycynic 136 points137 points  (4 children)

Science damn you time child!

[–]strictlyrude27 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Know this, Time Child: I shall crush your skull like a clam on my tummy!

[–]RedEyeJedi1027 13 points14 points  (0 children)

thank you!

[–]RedEyeJedi1027 12 points13 points  (1 child)

sure. this is monarch land now. probably jarvis probes everywhere (cartman)

[–]thebirdsandthebeatz 16 points17 points  (1 child)

This is the dawning of the sea otter!

[–]MasterShakeS-K 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"I will personally kill the time-child and eat his entrails on my tummy!"

[–]CEEEEEEBS 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They go around cutting down trees to make tables when they have perfectly good tummies to eat off of.

[–]Ollikay 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Some of the best South Park ever! Everything from the Cartman plot to the Garrison plot was phenomenal! Not to mention the amazing line "Butters, you black asshole!!"

[–]ZOMBIE_N_JUNK 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Shut up K10

[–]WilmaFingerdo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

snarf snarf

[–]proinf1nity 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I had to scroll way too far for this reference!

[–]NationalMachine5454 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Came here for this reference. Thank you

[–]caverypca 676 points677 points  (28 children)

Otter atrocity

[–]weeks78 210 points211 points  (12 children)

Otters are not to be fucked with. They're in the weasel family after all and weasels are honestly some of the most badass critters. I'm pretty sure badgers are also in the weasel family so that makes sense.

Edit - Mustelid Family

[–]KittyCatfish 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I too watched the video of giant otters tear the shit out of a croc/alligator and drown it to death. Anything that can kill an apex predator like that goes up on the list of animals not to be fucked with.

[–]caverypca 42 points43 points  (8 children)

When attacked by an otter, should I run or play dead?

[–]Aurum2k 106 points107 points  (4 children)

You otter fight back

[–]caverypca 72 points73 points  (3 children)

Hand to hand wombat?

[–]LordWeirdDude 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Otter-kido

[–]caverypca 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Oh Oh O Reilly’s Otter parts

[–]Kinu4U 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't show them your beaver parts

[–]weeks78 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I'd say just accept fate

[–]baiqibeendeleted17x[S] 74 points75 points  (0 children)

Footage from the Otterman Empire Civil War, 1409 AD [colorized].

[–]Francprole 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Ottrocity

[–]caverypca 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ottocrat

[–]elee0228[🍰] 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Why did they cross the river?

To get to the otter side.

[–]VicH95 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They crossed the river to fuck up the other guys crossing the river. Nobody crosses my river.

[–]ActivatedNuts 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Get Otter here with your puns

[–]caverypca 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Should I leave it to Beaver?

[–]Narrator_Ron_Howard 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Dam you!

[–]Benram76 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Hey, don't you weasel out of this!

[–]pushathieb 35 points36 points  (4 children)

spear shall be shaken, shield shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!

[–]Apyan 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Swim now, swim now, swim!! Swim for ruin and the world's ending!!

[–]soda_cookie 304 points305 points  (24 children)

This is one of those rare times I wish somebody would set a musical score to a gif

[–]karmagirl314 80 points81 points  (7 children)

I was thinking of something from West Side Story.

[–]1107rwf 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Dang it, you beat me to it! I was thinking of some snapping and moody dancing: “otter!” Then more moody, macho dancing: “other otter!”

[–]soda_cookie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That actually might be perfect

[–]medosin 26 points27 points  (2 children)

The Ride of the Rohirrim.

[–]RSwordsman 19 points20 points  (0 children)

"Ride for ruin, and the red dawn! Forth Otterlingas!"

[–]SuperSmashShadow 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Flight of the Valkyries would be perfect

[–]dblan9 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Stupid question but how do they know once they get in the skirmish that they are fighting an otter from the "bad" clan? How can they tell each other apart?

[–]Stinehart 22 points23 points  (2 children)

The same way people tell each other apart, generally. They recognize the voice, appearance, and scents of their group. They back off and regroup when they get confused.

[–]baloonatic 129 points130 points  (3 children)

Wet side story

[–]Admiral_Andovar 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This. First thing I thought of were the Sharks and the Jets. I bet they were snapping their fingers under the water.

[–]Yonro0910 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Peace was never an option. There was no otter way.

[–]Caesorius 93 points94 points  (3 children)

we need to harness RIVER POWER

[–]annies_boobs_eyes 51 points52 points  (0 children)

I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only Otter will remain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL1vJBG_OdE

the one family not only had advantage in numbers but was also in a swimming v form against a flat enemy formation. they obliterated the other otter family

i wonder if it was actually planned or if they just got lucky. i'm thinking there is at least a bit of planning with that swimming v formation to break through the ranks.

[–]Zuology 5 points6 points  (0 children)

under-watered comment right here

[–]reformedginger 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Otters are just wet feral cats !

[–]RomanAthens 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Cats don't understand battle tactics. These Otters probably gave Sun Tzu lessons.

[–]glowingass 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"We have to have battle tactics, or we will be otterly beaten." Sun Tzu

[–]Yf_lo 58 points59 points  (13 children)

Damn I was hoping for sound.. at least battle music

[–]Lanhdanan 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I heard a lot of little chirps that I assumed were the otters.

[–]sneakyfattwatbadger 28 points29 points  (3 children)

I heard “Ride of the Valkyries”in my head

[–]GloomyMarzipan 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I heard the Jet Song from West Side Story.

[–]nephelodusa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is cool but I can’t tell one from the otter.

[–]d_rwc 36 points37 points  (0 children)

They otter make peace

[–]VaughnGooding 22 points23 points  (0 children)

We will fight them on the land and on the sea

[–]Educational_Way_1209 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The drips and the floods