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Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:27 PM

I'm going to swim with otters! I'm going to SWIM with OTTERS!!!

OMG. I've been trying to get tickets for a couple of years, and now it's finally happening on the day after Thanksgiving!



check out nurturedbynature.org -- It's a non-profit rescue/education/conservation group near San Diego, and they do amazing things (like working with Make-A-Wish kids). There's very limited public encounters to help defray costs.

Mr. Giblets is going to be the over the MOON--he's the only person I know who loves otters more than me.

Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!


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Reply I'm going to swim with otters! I'm going to SWIM with OTTERS!!! (Original post)
flibbitygiblets Sep 17 OP
Karadeniz Sep 17 #1
flibbitygiblets Sep 17 #3
montanacowboy Sep 17 #2
iwillalwayswonderwhy Sep 17 #4
femmedem Sep 17 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 17 #10
Laffy Kat Sep 17 #14
flibbitygiblets Sep 18 #16
iwillalwayswonderwhy Sep 18 #17
Funtatlaguy Sep 17 #5
Fla Dem Sep 17 #7
handmade34 Sep 17 #8
proud patriot Sep 17 #9
Harker Sep 17 #11
flibbitygiblets Sep 18 #15
Marcuse Sep 17 #12
lastlib Sep 17 #13
JuJuYoshida Sep 18 #18
Stryst Sep 19 #20
BigmanPigman Sep 18 #19
lindysalsagal Sep 19 #21
micDROP Sep 21 #22
dem in texas Sep 22 #23

Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:35 PM

1. Oh, you lucky dog! You're going to have the best time! Can you take photos?❤

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:46 PM

3. Yes!! Will post photos, absolutely!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:40 PM

2. Otters Rule!

OMG that's a wonderful opportunity.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE WORLD MORE HEARTWARMING THAN WATCHING 2 OTTERS ON THEIR BACKS, HOLDING HANDS JUST FLOATING ON THE WATER

I can hardly stand it.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:49 PM

4. I was scuba diving in Monterey

When I came up, I was waiting for the rest of the group when I suddenly smelled this awful, rotten shellfish stench. I turned around, and there was a sea otter floating by, on his back. I watched, amazed, and didnít care about the smell anymore.

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:09 PM

6. Ha ha ha! I knew they stored mussels in their armpit pockets

but I never thought about how they must smell. But I wouldn't care about the smell either! Just look at this otter's joy.


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Response to femmedem (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:25 PM

10. They keep a favorite rock for breaking shells in their pocket, too.

They are one of the few mammals who use tools. They also have big teeth and tend to be bitey, so don't try to pet them!

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Response to femmedem (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 11:04 PM

14. They're adorable, but those teeth! Yikes.

Do they bite humans?

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:59 PM

16. Interesting! I was kayaking in Morro Bay CA and saw several

No smell that I noticed though. An elderly sea otter (you can tell by the whiteness of the fur) was napping on his back and we kept "accidentally" floating over with our kayak to get a peek. (We could tell when we'd gotten too close because he'd give us the stink-eye and use a single flipper to move a few feet further away before returning to his nap!)

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 01:55 PM

17. We watched one spinning himself around in kelp

He got himself completely anchored into the kelp and then went to sleep.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:08 PM

5. I'm so jealous...yes, pictures must happen

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:12 PM

7. Well you otter have an absolutely fabulous and wonderful experience!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:57 PM

8. ...

otters

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:07 PM

9. Totally Awesome

I can't wait to see the pictures and hear about the experience .

see otters have always had a special place in my heart ..

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:29 PM

11. With who?

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Response to Harker (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:56 PM

15. www.nurturedbynature.org

They are typically booked up years in advance. I just saw a single ticket cancellation for October 4; it's about 45 minutes northeast of San Diego.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:45 PM

12. Don't let them bite your nose.

[link:https://outfog.com/2014/11/19/dark-side-california-sea-otters/|


[/divDid you know that you could catch serious diseases from sea otters? If you handle an otter or breathe the air close to a dead otter, you could catch bartonella (cat scratch disease), toxoplasmosis, brucellosis and coccidioidomycosis (valley fever). If you discover a sick or dead sea otter, stay away and contact the professionals at the Marine Mammal Center (415-289-7325), the Monterey Bay Aquarium (831-648-4840) or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (831-212-7010).

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:50 PM

13. Nice to know you play well with otters.....

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 02:24 PM

18. $550 per person? I'll just look at them at Sea World

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:24 AM

20. I've got a kiddie pool and a pack of pet rats.

Also turns out my living room has neither rules about drinking nor pants.

But that's just sour grapes. I'm totally a little jelly.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:34 PM

19. I wanted to be reincarnated into an otter

until a few years ago (due to Climate Change). I always thought they had the best life...floating and playing in the water, eating seafood, having friends and family around, etc. I live in San Diego and never heard about this place. Lucky you!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:31 PM

21. I've always said that, too.

Gotta be awesome! But I think I'dl iike to be in an aquarium, so I wouldn't have to worry about pollution or human/alligator predators.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 12:35 AM

22. jealous

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:32 PM

23. Used to see them in Seward Alaska

We lived in Anchorage in the 1970's and would go down to Seward to fish. The sea otters were numerous in the harbor, floating on their backs, wrapped in seaweed and cracking shells to get at the meat. They didn't seem to e disturbed by the comings and goings of the people on the dock.

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