As you may have noticed, I have a soft spot for the playfulness of otters, and a growing collection of examples soon to be gathered together in a dedicated page.

In this case, the merry otter watches a human, who had been chasing him, take a tumble and a dip, and according to said human, the creature then went on to mock his humiliation.

…how he fell into the water while chasing an otter and how the beast just sat on the shore laughing at him…

You may also enjoy our quote-studded celebration of a classic of lutrine literature, Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter.

Source: Miklos Banffy, They Were Divided, trans. Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Banffy-Jelen (London: Arcadia Books, 2001 (1940)), p. 52

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