Sounds like you did exactly the right thing, otter!
I suspect the little one will do just fine and maybe has learned a valuable lesson about avoiding predators! (Run for cover on dry land!
Cute little bugger!
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"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
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