Otters – Varmints! – Episode 18

Otters!

In this week’s Varmints podcast we’ll talk about otters! Otters were suggested by Varmints listener, Andrea. Thanks Andrea! Everyone knows otters are cute, but did you know they can juggle? You’ll hear more about that and a lot of other fun otter facts. You “otter” Join Paul and his new co-host, Donna, and learn about these amazing critters! Come on in, the water’s adorable!

Here’s some stuff we referenced on the show:

We like fart humor and we know you do, too. Turns out farts are serious business, and there’s some serious science happening with them too. Here’s an article about a database of animal farts and why it’s important to know about them. Check it out, it’s a hoot, or is that a toot?

Animal farts

Toot!

Take a Break From Everything Else and Check Out This Database of Farting Animals

If you were a kiddo in the 90’s or perhaps a parent of kiddos in the 90’s, you’ll remember PB&J Otter. Here is the cheerful “Noodle Dance” just for you! Use your noodle! Courtesy of YouTube user The90stvfan.

Now for the 70’s and early 80’s kiddos, take a look at this video and relive fond memories of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas. It’s a bunch of Muppet otters playing bluegrass. What’s not to love? Courtesy of YouTube user Mark Trammell.

Well you may be poor with a wolf at your door
But money isn’t everything
You still got the sun and a river full of fun
And you’ll always have a song to sing

And here’s the link to the full show, courtesy of YouTube user JonMon1219.

No otter show would be complete without looking at some videos of otters being cute and silly. They love to play and some of them even juggle! Courtesy of YouTube users Flippers & Feathers and John Workman.

What’s a group of otters called? Well, if they’re marine otters, it’s called a “raft”, and he’s a super cute pic of one in action. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Otters

And finally, the pièce de résistance, a clip of baby otters eating cereal. Well, it’s kibble in formula but still. You’ll never be the same. Courtesy of YouTube user FRANK CUESTA – CANAL YOUTUBE.

Squee! Aaaagh! Killer cute, killer cute!

Now you’re an expert on otters! What’s your opinion on them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your fascinating email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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