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Otter-ly unbelievable!

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  • Otter-ly unbelievable!

    Apologies for the atrocious pun, but the item on the BBC News website caught my eye:

    Otter 'escorts' mate to hospital

    The two otters approach the door of
    the hospital

    Hospital staff were amazed to see an otter appear to escort its injured mate to the front door of their building.

    The animals paused at the door and one appeared to look up at an intercom, according to staff at Broadford Hospital on the Isle of Skye.

    The otters eventually ran away, leaving bloody footprints where they had been.

    Charge nurse Chrisann O'Halloran said the night shift could not believe what they were seeing on the hospital's CCTV cameras on Thursday morning.

    She said: "We have got CCTV inside the hospital and at the front door.

    "Night staff continually monitor it and were looking at it when they saw two otters running up to the door.

    "By the time the staff got to the door they had gone, but there were little bloody footprints where they had been."

    The charge nurse added: "It's really funny to watch because one looks up at the door and then turns to the other as if talking to it.

    "I thought the animals are very, very shy, but they crossed a big open tarmac with staff cars parked in it to get to the front door."
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    I think Saki already convinced many of us that otters are sentient beings in his short-story "Laura" (around 1910).
    Google ergo sum


    • #3
      Originally posted by David Mosley
      Apologies for the atrocious pun, but the item on the BBC News website caught my eye:

      That is extremely odd, but remember all, animals are more superior than human beings, though they did not create technology, which wasn't a very bright idea to begin with...
      Oh yes, did anyone hear about the pooch who was hit by a car then ran to the nearest vet? Now that was odd!
      They're all true... Especially the lies.