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Jan 21, 2006

Rule of Cuteness #15: Disproportionate ratio between relative ear to head size

Let's just make this rule official and stop messing around. This guy is totally otterlicious—note teeny webbing in hands.

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This is "Snowdrop" the otter, from the Dartmoor Wildlife Park in Devon, UK. He needs 120CCs of milk STAT!

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Thanks for the tip, Lyssa B.!

// AMENDMENT! Due to the Great Jerboa Conflict of December '07, rule #15 has been amended to include OVERSIZED ears as well as small ears. This amendment shall be named The "Burton-Oakes Corollary." Thanks to Rule-Amendment Sender-Inner Kim B-O. //

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Adorable. I showed this to my boyfriend and his mouth just dropped open. "I want one!" is what he managed to squeak out.

joss
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 10:44 AM

What is it about rubber nipple-gnawing baby animals that makes me want to chew on my own knuckles? And that scrubby little otter moustache, looking so insidiously tickly. This is insane, eye-twitching cuteness nearly off the scales.

Michelle
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 11:36 AM

What is it about rubber nipple-gnawing baby animals that makes me want to chew on my own knuckles? And that scrubby little otter moustache, looking so insidiously tickly. This is insane, eye-twitching cuteness nearly off the scales.

Michelle
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 11:40 AM

ready for it? this guy otter win the cute of the month award!

Norty
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 12:10 PM

Oh, good Lord! I wet myself at the sight of such overwhelming cuteness.

K2nSF
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 12:22 PM

Otterly cute!!!
Since I read Alan Dean Foster's Spellsinger novels I'm so in love wi' th' li'le buggers!!!

nella
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 12:28 PM

Oh, dear, I'm imploding from desire. Otters are my absolute favorite. I don't even mind that they are stinky!

nocturna
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 01:26 PM

The first otter picture on this site...and it's more adorable than a Kuriboh. *_*

TigerZahn
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 02:30 PM

There have been otters before. Look in the December Archive. The small clawed Asian Otter cubs. So very cute!

Ponygirl
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 02:42 PM

OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER OTTER (gaaaaasp) OTTER OTTER... !!!

Theo
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 05:34 PM

OOOH i am ***ACHIN*** to hug that li'l guy!!!!!

n69n
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 06:13 PM

Okay, rule of cuteness #16: Be an otter.

samplesize
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 07:59 PM

Darn, Theo, you beat me to it. More otters please!

Claire
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 09:27 PM

Have I ever seen anything cuter? No, I don't think so.

Laura
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 09:32 PM

OMG! So CYYYUUUUUTE!

Beth
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 09:40 PM

Wow, it looks so human...I want one!

Dickie
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 10:09 PM

Uh-my-gawd! Thanks for helping me realize that bottle feeding otters make me squeal out loud with delight.

naughty secretary club
 |  Jan 21, 2006 at 11:22 PM

how adorable!! so sweet!

Sheena
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 12:08 AM

This is my first post - I just had to say.....look at his little bitty ears!!! How adorable can you get????

Dawn
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 12:28 AM

Doesn't that little guy (girl?) look like a muppet? Seriously... I can easily imagine a puppeteer moving it from behind...

Mitzi
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 04:41 AM

SOOOOOO CUUUTTTTEEEEEE!!! omigosh

em
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 07:39 AM

He's looking at the camera and saying, "Love me, pweeeeeze?" It makes me feel squishy.

Erin
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 07:53 AM

I leave for a few days and miss the cutest damn thing I've seen yet on this site? See, all the more reason to shackle myself to the computer chair and have Schwan's deliver my groceries to me for the rest of my life. Then I 'll never have to worry about going for days without my cuteness fix! :-D

The otter, he hurts me with his cuteness!! But it's a good hurt...

--TwoDragons

Denita TwoDragons
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 08:31 PM

Otter than what?

d
 |  Jan 22, 2006 at 09:46 PM

soooo cute!!

Bubbles
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 06:27 AM

This is so cute I almost had to vom in my cubicle.

Anne
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 10:32 AM

Be careful - Otters'll bite your nuts off.

Manhandler
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 10:40 AM

can't. . . .bear. . . .the cuteness. . .Must . . .look . . .away...(sound of head exploding)

Mari
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 12:47 PM

He looks like a monchichi!

susie
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 02:19 PM

So....cute! What I can't get enough of is that wee little tongue lapping away at the milk, and the cute shiny nose...and the fur, and the wee hands, and the way the eyes look up...
Awwwwwwww
*head explodes*

Prakash
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 04:02 PM

OMIGOD!!!!!!!
I'm going to get arrested for screaming too loud. What will my neighbors think!

Rockette
 |  Jan 23, 2006 at 07:28 PM

음...얘는 별로 안귀엽다. 역시 고양님이 짱-_-

양잉이-_-
 |  Jan 25, 2006 at 12:22 AM

Actually, once upon a time I watched a documentary about cuteness and baby animals and they said that it is actually the oversized forehead that makes it cute. I dont what this theory says about middle-aged men but I saw it on TV so it must be true.

Debbie
 |  Jan 25, 2006 at 02:54 PM

Huh? Help?

Theo
 |  Jan 25, 2006 at 02:54 PM

LOL Debbie... your post bumped mine out of sequence. I *think* that's a Korean post above you.

Believe your TV.

Theo
 |  Jan 25, 2006 at 02:58 PM

In all fairness, a large ear-to-head ratio is pretty darn cute to. Example A: every chinchilla that ever lived.

Alex
 |  Feb 02, 2006 at 11:11 PM

This is the smartest-looking ball of webbed fluff on the site.

A. C.
 |  Feb 08, 2006 at 03:03 AM

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