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.
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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: