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Pattycake by DeeOtter Pattycake by DeeOtter
Pat-a-cake..whatever.

Keeper Phil and otter Thelma in a game of..whatever you want to call it.
Well that's what it looks like.
Keeper was having otter do a number of husbandry activities which include lying down, presenting a paw, opening their mouth and many more activities that allow the keepers to get an overall look about the animal to see if anything is immediately amiss.

Sea otter
Enhydra lutris
Oregon Zoo Portland, OR

Also happy late Keeper Appreciation Week, that was last week.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Photographer
Great capture here of the great work that zookeepers do! All very important and essential work for our friends! Otters don't have the best of personalities anyway; can be risky business doing this!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. If he were doing this with Eddie his fingers would be in Eddie's mouth. Thelma is a super sweet sea otter.
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Sam2103 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
new for me but is very good they use this also by sea otters :)
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
She may be the only otter that he would do this with. Her boyfriend Eddie is a meanie head and would probably try to bite his hand.
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Sam2103 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
it is great to see, make it just easier for everyone. yeah some caracters:)
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Domisea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice photo ^^
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... they love to play, don't they! :aww:
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gwenhyver42 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute!
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EllCeeBee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Photographer
This would be my dream job!
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insanemouse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE it. Philip is awesome, and Thelma is just plain amazing ^_^
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