Cape Gazette

Ridiculously cute baby river otter finds a foster home

By Deny Howeth | May 27, 2014
Photo by: Deny Howeth The otter relaxes in the arms of Bob Hughes.

Christian and Leon Phillips heard a strange sound while playing at the tot lot at Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach May 26. Following the sounds, they discovered an orphan river otter.

After hours of watching for the mother to reappear, they contacted Bob Hughes, a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator for Delaware Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators and Educators. He retrieved the baby and took it to his home, where he said he will raise it and release it back into the wild.

Bob Hughes, Leon and Christian Phillips talk about the baby otter the boys found near Silver Lake. The boys named the orphan otter Joey. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Joey seems happy to have found a new home. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Is there anything cuter than a napping otter? (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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