This Otter Scoring A Try On A Tiny Rugby League Pitch Is The Cutest
Is this the new World Cup octopus?
The first State of Origin match kicks off tomorrow, and Lou the otter reckons he knows who’s going to win.
The annual rugby league series between Queensland and NSW went to the Blues in 2014, after eight long years of Queensland victory.
But Lou, a 15-year-old otter, thinks Queensland might win it back this year. He’s also really cute.
For reasons unknown, Lou’s trainers at Sea Life on the Sunshine Coast have taught him to score a try. They even provided tiny blue and maroon goalposts.
They gave him the ball, and told him to pick a side.
And Lou went for his home team right away.
Lou lives with brothers Mayhem and Kaos at Sea Life on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
The trio are all Asian small-clawed otters, which is the smallest otter breed in the world and, sadly, a species listed as vulnerable to extinction.
“The wild population is decreasing pretty quickly,” said senior mammal trainer Jess Heading. “Lots of habitat loss and pollution, and the fur trade as well.”
Only time will tell if Lou’s prediction will prove as accurate as that of Paul the Octopus.
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