“This same one nearly got me twice last summer! Had to roll up my mat and swim in with shoved into my suit”
A surfer is five hundred bucks poorer after an otter made off with his high performance 4GF Omni surf-mat at Santa Cruz on Saturday.
In a short video filmed on the sort of device usually reserved for alien or Big Foot sightings, we see the otter, an animal famous for its territorial nature and who will fiercely defend their turf, giving hell to the surfer who is forced to give up his beloved craft.
“Dr. Dave had his 4GF Omni stolen on Saturday in Santa Cruz … by an otter. Apparently, the otter has been behaving aggressively towards surfers in the lineup, and authorities are looking to relocate the spirited fellow,” writes Surf Matters. “Dave wasn’t able to retrieve his mat. If any locals have found a stray Omni along the coastline, let us know.”
It wasn’t news to one commenter, “This same one nearly got me twice last summer! Had to roll up my mat and swim in with shoved into my suit.”
The man’s treasured surf mat is called an Omni because “it’s an omnivore…it eats up anything! Tubes, mush, offshore, onshore, high tide, low tide…it seems to thrive in any environment.”
Don’t let the otter’s insane cuteness fool ya.
It ain’t the first time a confrontation with a human has escalated into a violent showdown. Last year a pregnant otter commandeered surfer Nick Ericksen’s board, baring its teeth when Ericksen tried to retrieve it.
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Not all otters are mean, howevs.
Some are imprisoned in zoos and get to place their paws through holes in their cells so they can be stroked by loving humanoids.
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