For some, unusual pets such as otters become family members, much as cats and dogs do for others. A testament to this is a family in Japan who are proud pet owners of two otters, Kotaro and Hana.
A strange series of events unfolded when Hana, basking out in the open, found herself intrigued by an unexpected visitor. A jungle crow, intriguingly called Mr. Crow by the otter duo, was the source of their curiosity.
This was not the crow’s first visit, he had frequented their residence several times the previous year, but this encounter was still surprising.
On a cloudy day a week later, Kotaro and Hana were indoors. Kotaro spotted Mr. Crow from the comfort of his indoor pool, perched casually on the adjacent fence.
The bird’s sight piqued Kotaro’s interest, causing him to playfully leap around the pool’s edge for a closer look.
The crow, however, taken aback by the otter’s exuberance, flew away, leaving a disappointed Kotaro.
Another five days passed before the following incident occurred, a stormy day forcing the otters to remain indoors.
Despite their attempts to unlock the door to the pool, the thunderous weather eventually scared them off.
It was a sight to behold as the usually playful otters huddled up in fear, seeking comfort in their owner’s arms and on the staircase steps.
When the storm subsided, the owner found an expected sight; Mr. Crow sitting on the fence, seemingly awaiting the otters’ return. However, the absence of Kotaro and Hana led to his early departure.
A week later, under the sunny sky, the otters had their pool fun, this time with Hana taking the plunge while Kotaro chose to remain indoors.
Much to their excitement, Mr. Crow paid another visit, leading to an adorable interaction between Hana and the bird.
The crow’s silence didn’t deter her enthusiasm, and soon Kotaro joined the fun, their aquatic antics causing Mr. Crow to retake flight.
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