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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119 comments

Wayne Leeon
Past Member 3 years ago

Cool video.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

Sheila Stevens
Sheila S.3 years ago

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

Vaiva G.
Vaiva G.3 years ago

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

alexandra m.
alexandra m.3 years ago

this is just so precious:)

L B
L X3 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.

L B
L X3 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.

L B
L X3 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.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Suzanne L.
Suzanne L.3 years ago

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