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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Photo by Steve Welburn via Flickr

119 comments

Wayne Leeon
Past Member 4 years ago

Cool video.

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

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Sheila Stevens
Sheila S4 years ago

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

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Vaiva G.
Vaiva G5 years ago

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

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L B
L X5 years ago

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

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L B
L X5 years ago

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

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L B
L X5 years ago

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

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Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

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Suzanne L.
Suzanne L5 years ago

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

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Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers5 years ago

They were obviously enjoying themselves.

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