Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Wild Sea Creature Swims Towards Man On Shoreline.

Close Encounter

Close Encounter

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A man wearing cargo shorts, who was not identified, was filming the odd-looking creature on the shore. But he wanted to take a closer look, so he continued walking deeper into the ocean until the water touched his knees. He probably assumed that he could get a better look at the unusual animal if he got a bit closer. But he didn’t realize that the animal was just as curious about him as he was about it.

It Swam Towards Him

It Swam Towards Him

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At first, everyone assumed that the creature was drifting in the water. But when the man walked deeper into the water, the animal decided to swim towards him. However, the man kept his feet planted firmly in the sand. He didn’t even move an inch, which had onlookers a little worried. Could the animal have been dangerous? This guy could have been in serious trouble without even realizing it. But this didn’t stop them from continuing to film, and it was fortunate they didn’t.

Fearless

Fearless

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Beachgoers decided to get closer to get a better look as the creature slowly made his way towards the man in the water. The animal didn’t seem to be hunting or trying to ambush the man in any way. If anything, the creature was casually swimming towards him. When the creature was only a few feet away from him, the man bent down a bit, put his hand out and touched it. And that’s when something incredible occurred.

Scratch My Belly

Scratch My Belly

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The creature was a wild sea otter and it was looking for a belly scratch. So, it flipped on its back and got ready while beachgoers realized what the creature was. People couldn’t help but laugh when they saw the marine animal swimming playfully around the guy. It was quite friendly too, which is why the man was more than happy to oblige and continue petting it. But he was possibly unaware of the danger he could have found himself in.

Potential Threat

Potential Threat

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Otters aren’t usually aggressive, but if their young are nearby or if they feel threatened, they can potentially become very dangerous. They have claws and teeth that can cause some serious damage. One Montana town was in the news after otters started attacking people without warning. This forced authorities to warn folks about the threat in the river. One woman ended up getting stitches after an otter mangled her arm and broke her wrist. But was the otter in Cadboro Bay a threat?

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