When meeting a group of Giant otters, you will always feel like you are in a privileged position. They are seen as social and peaceful animals, but that was before I saw their ' dark side'.
Giant otters are best known as waterdogs, who feel right at home in the water. They live in a large group and are terrestrial hunters. This means that every group of Giant Otters has their own space to live and hunt for food. They are pro fish hunters and wherever you might see a group of Giant Otters you surely won't find any fish nearby.
At the same time they also have this cute and innocent look, but that is only their mask for the outside world. It is known that Giant Otters are fierce hunters and are also dedicated parents. The whole family will protect the youngest siblings whenever they feel that there is danger in the neighborhood.
A couple of weeks ago I met another group of Giant Otters, this time they were on the hunt. What a difference and transformation!
None of them looked innocent or cute at that moment. The cruel part was that we only heard sounds that are part of a massacre: flesh being ripped apart, breaking bones and lots of jaw breaking sounds.
Here was one member of the group that also took part in the massacre. Its mouth covered in blood revealed its true nature.
They all had those killers' eye and when they devoured their meal, you could clearly see their sharp teeth and claws.
As said before: Giant Otters have a double personality. Last year for instance I met a group at Sandcreek. Most of the members were resting on a rock and when the boat passed by they had rather a blank look than an angry look.
But now we know better!