Otter pup injured by fishing hook in Toa Payoh appears to have self-healed like Wolverine

Hardy otters are hardy.

Belmont Lay| October 22, 08:16 PM

Here's some good news to put some of your troubled minds at ease: The otter pup that was caught on video on Oct. 20 being baited by an angler, and subsequently, having what appeared to be a hook embedded in its right hind leg that left it limping, has emerged relatively unscathed.

A new high-definition video uploaded by Fast Snail, Singapore's foremost otter chronicler, shows the otter family of five out and about in the morning on Oct. 22.

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According to Fast Snail, he was monitoring the five otters for a period of time but did not detect anything amiss: No loose line or fish hook visibly attached to any of the otter pups.

And none of them appeared to be limping -- unlike the previous video that showed the otter pup limping with a line extending from its hind leg.

From the video, that much is clear.

But what's not clear is how otters possess self-healing properties like Wolverine.

Or if and how the pup has shaken off the injury.

But if otters were the ones that evolved to grow opposable thumbs, they might have been the ones running the planet.

Cute but hardy as hell.


Update: ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) has confirmed the otter pup is fine and is looking for the angler involved to assist in their investigations:


many of you, we are very disturbed by the footage of a man allegedly trying to bait an otter with a fishing hook at...

Posted by ACRES: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Singapore) on Thursday, October 22, 2015



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