The family of five Singaporeanised otters have not only integrated into Singapore society successfully by taking on and exhibiting our traits, they have taken to boop one another and the cameraman of the following video.
Shot by Fast Snail, who is the most outstanding chronicler of otters here, the video -- from Oct. 15 but published only recently -- shows the otter family squeaking in delight as they curiously circle and approach, grovel with snout close to the ground, prone and boop anything that moves during their routine play, which also showcased their dog-like characteristics and relative ease around people:
SG50 triplets curious about my camera! Looks like they wanna play like dogs =)(Video taken in Oct 15)Posted by Fast Snail on Sunday, December 27, 2015
All these despite having encountered at least one unsavoury episode with humans, where one of the pups was snagged by a fishing hook by a wayward angler.
Here are some close-up shots of them in action during play time: