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Mary Ellen reports spotting an otter in the marsh/pond in between VFW Parkway and the old West Roxbury Education Complex today - and that she watched it eat a frog.
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And that nose!
Do you mean "teeth"? It's disrespectful to animals as well as to people with speech issues to assume that if animals could speak English they would say "teef", "mouf", etc. I don't know why people do that. They treat adult animals like baby children.
Studies show that at least cats respond well to baby talk.
But don't let that interrupt your umbrage.
You think the otter cares about human social norms and the way humans communicate with one another?
As someone who speaks with a lisp, I couldn't care less about how humans spell or pronounce animal sounds. If you make fun of my lisp, I'll think you're an idiot and disregard anything you say.
I hate those meeces to pieces!
I guess I'm perpetuating ethnic stereotypes by saying orange cats are dumb too!
Note that one of the lessons that the update from the Tale of Jorts and Jean has taught us is that it is demeaning to equate comments/silly babytalk/stereotypes about animals who don't care to stereotypes about people who do.
So, anon? Please don't apply margarine to any of your coworkers. Thanks.
(Hey there BostonDog - I'm a lifelong lisper, too!)
When was the first documented sign of otters here?
but can't say exactly.
By 1977, however, they occupied < 75% of their historic range due to draining of wetlands, overharvesting for fur, and pollution. Wetland conservation and restoration in the 1980s, and reintroduction programs in some states in the 1990s, successfully restored river otters to almost 90% of their historic range by 1998. In Massachusetts, river otters were never extirpated. The abundance of freshwater and coastline in the Commonwealth has provided excellent resources for the species and opportunity for dispersal or colonization across state lines.
Thousands of years ago, no doubt.
I’ve seen a pair of them at Borderland twice now
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It would have some time for its haircare if it didn't spend so much of it building bridges and dams.
This is an otter, not a beaver.
What's hanging out of its mouth? Looks like a pair of frog legs!
Tastes like chicken.
To Mary Ellen. That is an excellent photo.
River doggies are so cute.
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