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River Otter and Dog Become Fast Friends (Video)

River Otter and Dog Become Fast Friends (Video)

You can find many examples of inter-species friendships.  Remember Tarra the elephant and Bella the dog?

Here is another sweet odd couple right out of nature.  In Jacksonville, Florida, a young dog named Rio plays whole-heartedly with a wild river otter.  Otters enjoy playing — as do dogs — so I suppose this should be no surprise.

Watch them enjoy each other’s company!  Apparently, the friendship lasted for several months and then the otter got bored because he never returned.

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11:45PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Cool video.

3:07PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

2:11PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

How cute! Hope the reason the otter didn't return really was boredom and not because something happened to it.

11:45AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

what a precious story! I imagine my little dogs would just try to eat the otter =)

7:30AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

this is just so precious:)

5:00PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

What an adorable pair! I hope the otter wasn't trapped, and just went off to raise a family or something when it disappeared.

4:54PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

What an adorable pair! I hope the otter wasn't trapped, and just went off to raise a family or something when it disappeared.

4:53PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

What an adorable pair! I hope the otter wasn't trapped, and just went off to raise a family or something when it disappeared.

8:48AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

12:23PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

It may have been short-lived but what fun they had during those months.

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