Awwwwwww... isn't he just the cutest? And that water looks so cool and inviting. It makes wish I was a little sea otter swimming around in a cold pool of water right now! Preferably an indoor pool with air-conditioning on full blast. The adorable video was posted by YouTube user KatieOtter501 who writes about it:
Okay, so maybe he's not exactly trying to escape the heat of the sun, but I wouldn't be surprised if that played at least a little role in it, too. Right? The very cute clip is actually part of a larger documentary being made entitled "OTTER 501", which you can learn more about by clicking here.
A young otter has a lot of lessons to learn! How to groom his fur, what to eat, and even how to sleep! Wild sea otters spend between 50 and 60% of their time resting, taking breaks between feeding, grooming, and socializing throughout the day and night. Often otters rest with their paws over their eyes, perhaps because it is a comfortable position in which to keep their short paws out of the cold water.