First Encounter: Adorable Otters React to Popcorn

Posted by Megan Swinney
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Watching these two otters react to popcorn definitely will make you want one as a pet!

Kotaro and Hana are two Asian Small-Clawed Otters who live in Japan with their humans. In this adorable YouTube video, their human decides to make them popcorn. The curious little otters sniff the popcorn maker as their human gets its ready, climbing up with their little paws to see what this could be.

The pair even sticks their paws inside the maker as they investigate. They clearly have never seen anything like this before and are not quite sure what to make of it. However, once the popcorn kernels get loaded in and the machine gets turned on, the otters seem mesmerized by the warm air coming out of the maker.

Otters Not Sure How To React To Popcorn

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They look at each other as if to say, "What in the world?" Then, they scurry around the table, sniffing the air and the popcorn maker. However, once it starts turning out the popcorn, the sound sends the two running for their lives!

The video is captioned, " No need to worry the popcorn is not going to hurt you." The otters continue to run around frantically, not quite sure what to do with this new housemate. Finally, they jump up to the table to see what all the fuss has been about.

The popcorn passes the sniff and paw test, so the two move on to the taste test. Initially, the popcorn fails. Kotaro and Hana ditch the popcorn on the table and run away.

Eventually, their curiosity gets the better of them, and they come back to check it out. The otters still do not know how to react to the popcorn.

Otter Popcorn Round Two

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Kotaro and Hana are a little less scared the second time around, though the two otters react to the popcorn with caution. This time though, they are ready to give it a try.

At first, they think it's gross and run away, but everything is better on the second try. Eventually, the cute little otters gobble up the crispy goodness, even catching popcorn in their little paws.

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READ MORE: Do Otters Make Good Pets?

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First Encounter: Adorable Otters React to Popcorn