Baby Otters Learn How To Swim The Hard Way

Is it just me, or is there a funny kind of disconnect between what’s happening in this video and the subtitles for it? Sure, it sounds cute: a mother otter teaches her baby otters how to swim. Adorables! But when you watch the video, the otter mother drags her reluctant otter pups into the water one by one, smooshes their heads underwater to teach them how to swim, and generally shoves them about and away from her. Sure, sure, this is nature at work, and if they don’t learn how to swim, they won’t last long in the wild. But, man, Mother Nature is a tough task master. [YouTube]