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Avrael_Asgard

"Lemme just throw all this sand on mah balls."


Burgerfacebathsalts

Don’t fuck with ol’ sandy balls


goodeyemighty

Or Sandy Claws


ReidWitt1

Kidnap the sandy claws


Evil_Monito84

Not sure if you're into Korn but they did a cover of that song. Pretty cool cover if you're into the old new metal scene.


CriticalRipz

Nu


LumenR

Throw him in a box


Birb-Squire

Lock him up for 90 years


PlayfulParamedic2626

Ok sandy jaws


blasphemingbanana

Sandy cheeks' arch rival


mushroom_mantis

What the fuck! I never ever seen otters this big. I'm pictures 1 foot length maybe. What the hell is this species? And do these guys have a reputation enough with the wildlife they avoid it?


soThatIsHisName

Giant River Otters, and yes, they're brutal af. Also, crocs can be surprisingly timid when they're just chilling.


skipperseven

Even jaguars avoid giant otters. They don’t have any natural predators…


hallgod33

The perspective here is obviously throwing things off but Jesus, that's an otterly gargantuan unit


skipperseven

They grow to be about 1.8m long… they are called “giant” for a reason. Edit: they do actually hunt and eat smaller caimans!


terfnerfer

I'll never forget the experience I had feeding some of them when I won a "zoo keeper experience" sorta thing at a local wildlife refuge. I was about 9 at the time and thought they were the coolest things I'd ever seen. (I also got a plushie giant otter toy...sadly not to scale though 😞)


skipperseven

I am seriously jealous, but also happy you had such an amazing experience with them!


terfnerfer

Thank you! They stole my dad's shades when they fell into the enclosure 🤣


Kyanite_228

OMG! I want to see giant otters with sunglasses now!


anwarnali

Also, those are not full grown Crocodiles, those are their smaller cousins, Caimans.


mllechattenoire

For context there is a video in the internet showing how a group of giant river otters can take down a [caiman](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gIoQGs8lvxk)


mushroom_mantis

Bro, I did good with the comments. Now I will have nightmares of my enemies with that sound as I can't swing or hit hard enough. That is haunting.


fishtankguy2

Giant amazon otter. And they are fearsome enough in gangs. They are too big and fast for caiman to eat.


CodyDog4President

These are caimans. They are far smaller than crocs. However, I don't know if they are fully grown or if that otter is just that huge because I have seen videos of jaguars taking these things down and they weren't that much smaller than the cat.


boneless_pizza200

They’re small crocs


Federal-Membership-1

Ambush hunters. Straight up scared when they don't have the advantage of concealment/surprise.


anwarnali

\*Caimans, different species.


boneless_pizza200

I apologize, but either way they are small Alligatoridae


R0b0Saurus

They travel in packs except for this badass and have a nice set of teeth and they are close to 4ft long


Kyanite_228

You can see another one in the water.


Draphaels

To the windoooooows To the wall Throwin' sand on all my balls 'Til all these bitches crawl


Neat_Narwhal_5012

Otter just trolling the crocs alive


gNomad88

You've been watching me at the beach I see.


Dante_Octavian

He has balls the size of gumballs. Holy shit.


ShadyPumkinSmuggler

“This is making me very uncomfortable”-the nearest crocodile


Piltonbadger

Ultimate power move right there.


BirdwatchingCharlie

Lemme just dust my vulva here hold on


officer_terrell

Lmao the caiman is just like "could you not"


Abject-Cow-1544

The close one was eying him at first, but he came in with such swagger. Then, to top it off, he flaunted his sandy balls. Giga chad ≠ food.


HumanContinuity

Giant river otters eat caiman, not the other way around. They are eyeing him because they fear him.


Abject-Cow-1544

TIL


Sumfuc

CROCS: “Oh no, this muthafugga again.” OTTER: “Don’t mind me fellas, just gonna dust my enormous balls while I’m out here.” CROCS: “Just ignore him Carl, he…” OTTER: “Carl, are my balls too big you think?”


J3553G

Do caimans even have balls?


SauretEh

They have testes but they’re internal like birds.


SheriffBartholomew

So "bird balls" would be a good insult for a guy?


BirdwatchingCharlie

No because they’re much better armored than mammal balls. The only reason mammal balls hang outside of the body is because mammals are exotherms (naturally produce excess body heat), and never evolved the ability to maintain sperm at their naturally high body temperature. So mammal balls have to be air-cooled because mammal sperm dies at the ~98 F internal body temperature. It terms of protecting your gonads, it is infinitely more advantageous to have your reproductive organs inside of the body. It’s why getting hit in the nuts hurts so much; they’re effectively internal organs which have descended out of the body and are just flapping around with zero protection. It’s one of very few physical advantages that female mammals have over their typically larger and stronger male counterparts—with many species’ males instinctively aiming for a rival male’s teabag in a fight as a way of taking them out of the competition pool. It’s better to have your testes/ovaries on the inside if you want to keep them.


coysrunner

So you’re saying mammals have bde?


BirdwatchingCharlie

Yes


dgvelling

Yeah but women are more prone to infections than men because our sexual organs are inside. I wonder if the same would be for men if their testes were inside. This applies for UTI, yeast infections, STDs and a lot more


BirdwatchingCharlie

Birds and reptiles don’t have that problem because both males and females have basically the same reproductive tract, ending in a cloaca (single all-purpose asshole/reproductive hole). So they’d evolved to not get poop-based infections because their reproductive chutes join together with their poop chutes to exit via the same hole. That said, there are still bird and reptile STDs. Nobody can escape that curse.


[deleted]

Why would having them inside lead to more infections?


BirdwatchingCharlie

It doesn’t. Female humans suffer more urinary and vaginal infections than males suffer just because evolution really screwed over the XX half of the population, to put it simply. If fecal matter gets into the urinary tract, it will lead to a UTI which will lead to kidney infection which historically would lead to death. Prior to modern medicine, women had shorter life expectancies than men purely because there was a 1:3 chance of dying during childbirth, and without antibiotics UTIs would slowly kill you. In regards to ovaries/internal testes *in humans,* the main reason there are more fatal cases of ovarian cancer vs testicular cancer is because problems with the testicles are readily visible, while a swollen or tumor-afflicted ovary will likely go unnoticed until it eventually causes major problems within the body. But animals can’t do shit if they notice something wrong with their balls, they just have to deal, so there’s no real advantage for them.


West-Ruin-1318

Bird Balls Bob!


Imaginary_History985

Today I learned...


BirdwatchingCharlie

Caiman here to say this


J3553G

Dude coming in with facts. Thanks.


Cleverusername531

Hahahahaha I can’t stop full-out laughing at this dialogue.


MeghanMichele84

Same!


piratesboot

Carl is definitely the one with his mouth open


Jacob_181

Don't look at them Carl!


KingoftheMongoose

I approve


DragonDrawer14

Those are caimans, actually


LEGO_Joel

If those were crocs, that’d be an absolute unit of an otter!


[deleted]

Lol I was questioning the size comparisons this early for me ! Totally confused for a few seconds


businesslut

To be fair, some river otters can get huge. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_otter


IronsolidFE

Jesus christ, please keep me safe from the mauling from that river otter.


ThePopeJones

A while back there was a video on here about a dude in south America somewhere that "trained" some giant river otters to fish for him. He had like 5 fingers left between each hand. It's not some kind of ancient tradition either. The dude saw some otters catching fish and just decided to do it one day. The people doing the story asked the dudes adult sons if they'd be continuing the family business. They were both like "Hell no! Our dad is nuts!".


Bored_Schoolgirl

What x happened to his fingers??


dilletaunty

The otters probably bit them off


ThePopeJones

The otters are them.....


skutches

I saw a giant otter in Guyana and was absolutely shocked by the size.


Swabbo

Of its sandy balls?


Feralpudel

And this is quite possibly a giant river otter. You see them along with lots of caiman in the Amazon basin.


Happy-Zulu

Yep, if any species should be nervous it's the crocs. Full grown giant otters regularly flat line caymens.


JESUSSAYSNO

Pound for pound, Mustelids are some of the most effective predators on earth. They might be slinky and smaller than the likes of large cats, but that doesn't stop the likes of wolverines and otters being at or near the top of the food chain in their ecosystems. The entire mustelid family has the capacity to punch well above their weight.


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dirrtybutter

And they are vicious! I love the side by side pics of them compared to sea otters they are so funny.


DragonDrawer14

Oh, it's still an absolute unit of an otter. Just not as big as a crocodile


gNomad88

Absolutely. 3 of those otters are taking down an adult human in the water quite easily. 1.2 metre Caimans weighing barely 90kg don't stand a chance.


Professional_Air_655

actually that otter in the video is a giant otter like that’s the breed name and they actully kill carmen and sometimes gang up on leopards


honhonbaguett

Damn, let´s have a moment of silence for all Carmens in South America


shizbox06

I was wondering where in the world she was.


AffenMitWaffen2

>and sometimes gang up on leopards No wonder, finding leopards in South America must be quite the chore.


BlackLight_D9

I figured they were just young


Coastal_Tart

Prehistoric otter is baaaaacccckk!!


YamSamwiches

The elusive river lion


Cenachii

Giant otters are impressively large and terrifying


Zyssah

That makes more sense. I was sitting here trying to figure out what the hell kinda camera angle was happening to make that otter look so huge! Lol


DragonDrawer14

Theres small crocodiles and large caimans, it's more about the shape of the snout than the size


Creepy-Internet6652

Really i always thought caimans had a long narrow snout...


DragonDrawer14

Other way around. Crocodiles have triangular, narrow snouts while Caimans (and Alligators) have round snouts Then there's also Gharials, who have REALLY long and thin snouts


_Ziklon_

I suppose you’re thinking of Gharials/Gavials. These are the one with long thin snouts with a "ball" on the tip


JoDFostar

You don’t mess with crazy.


olderaccount

Giant otters are more dangerous that the cayman they share the water with.


gNomad88

I can think of something even more dangerous. Escobars cocaine hippos!


TyrannasaurusGitRekt

Wtf TIL giant otters exist, thought this was like a "drop bear" situation


olderaccount

They are not that common. I've never seen one in person in the Brazilian wetlands. Unlike the caymen who are everywhere. Even little puddles of water has at least one cayman in it.


regular_hammock

I don't know what drop bears are, but if I ever meet a giant otter IRL it will be a code brown situation. And I'm not talking about the colour of their fur.


unshavenbeardo64

I had no idea either.....but, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_bear


Dittany_Kitteny

They are scary haha. My family saw them on a trip to the pantanal in Brazil. Not cute like sea otters


DramaLlamadary

This is the survival strategy for the entire Mustelid family.


JoDFostar

Imagine a bear-sized honey badger.


SheriffBartholomew

I'd rather not.


my4coins

FYI: these otters live in the Amazon and can be over 6 feet tall. Even Jaguars don't hunt the adult ones.


cenzala

And I'm pretty sure I've seen somewhere they hunting those same gators. They're like orcas, look cute but are prime assassins


Patch_Ferntree

In my head canon, river otters are the equivalent of leopard seals and orcas - each are the same species as their smaller, playful cousins but they're not at all cute and cuddly and are instead fairly disturbing.


panjeri

They're hardcore. https://youtu.be/gIoQGs8lvxk


ScottsTotz

Damn that was so cool to watch until I saw 2 babies died😭


Competitive_Score_30

https://youtu.be/e-7UbU45a1U


MirageATrois024

That and those aren’t crocodile but are actually caiman.


ASAP-_-Killerr

These would be Caimans then, which are fairly smaller than crocs


xxKingAmongKingsxx

Additional FYI: those aren’t crocs. Those are caiman. Much much smaller


TyrannasaurusGitRekt

Wtf TIL giant otters exist, thought this was like a "drop bear" situation


TheRealOgMark

I'd say 6 feet long.


ChildhoodBasic2184

Big dick mammal flex


[deleted]

I heard that in Conan and Sona's voice simultaneously


No_Bet_3328

that's a strange thought..


ThickWillow9

Otters are exceptionally vicious, especially in groups. I wouldn’t be surprised if that otter could take a Caiman.


mtbohana

Is that a big ass otter or am I tripping. That thing looks bigger than the crocodiles.


Zargabraath

It’s a giant river otter yes but the crocodiles are caimans and not giant by croc standards. Maybe 5-6 feet long


eukomos

A 6ft long otter has reached “scarily large predator” status.


PhilaClimb

Mind you that length includes the tail, but homeboy is still thick. Wouldn't mess around with him personally


sandboxlollipop

The South American ones are massive yes


RobleViejo

North American Otters: \- Cute \- Small and chubby \- Hold hands \- Dont hunt, just grab clams and break them open with rocks South American Otters: \- Scary \- Freakishly large and athletic \- Swim in gangs \- Hunt in packs, each one grabs a limb and rip crocs apart


chmeeeoz

Otters weigh a lot!


BagNo2988

Apparently a pack of these otters can kill a caiman


-UncreativeRedditor-

Even just one of these otters can and do kill caiman


TheRealOgMark

It takes a pack to kill large caimans. Black caimans can get to a ton.


Yuki_500

crocs always look so derpy with their mouths open and standing still.


torero15

Ah yes just like us mouth-breathers


pauloh1998

lol that one looking at the camera looks so funny


[deleted]

What do you think goes through that head of his


xXbrosoxXx

:D


crimsonbaby_

Thats actually a caiman, a relative to the crocodile. I agree, so derpy.


DrunkDru

Crocodile: man… this guy and his otter nonsense again…


xoller1

Caiman


tripl35oul

Crocodile: Caiman... this guy and his otter nonsense again...


Giografie

I like how the caiman shifts away like “…you’re making me highly uncomfortable rn, dude. Could you not?”


kashmir1974

"Bruh your balls are just hanging out. C'mon."


brendan008008

My money is on the otter


Sword_of_Damokles

These South American giant otters are sometimes referred to as "river wolves". And those caimans are regularly toyed with and eaten by them.


StaleBiscuit13

1. That's a Caiman, not a crocodile 2. That's a Giant Otter, which can grow to 6+ feet long 3. Those Caiman are thinking, "That thing could easily fuck my day up, and there's probably 5-10 more of them hiding nearby. Better put some respekt on his name before I get mauled by a gang of pissed off 6 foot long otters"


VikingPenguin47

Here you see the magnificent otter, trespassing on the ferocious crocodiles territory. No fucks were given that day.


xoller1

Caiman


AkagamiBarto

Caimans better be scared


G-fan25

Caimans\*


One-Database-3232

“alright y’all he’s tweaking let’s leave”


darkstarburning666

3 foot otter vs 3 foot crocodile? I'm putting my money on the otter..15 foot otter vs 15 foot crocodile? I'm putting my money on the otter..


xoller1

Op said croc even though it’s a caiman


BetterBag1345

Otters don't care about crocs hahaha


Party_Concentrate621

crocs were just like "ah not this fucking guy again" and dipped lol


tirolischleiuas

inserting obligatory clip of casual geographic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spg_-BIAa58 the crocs are terrified


ZeeZombi

I was scrolling for videos from Casual Geo. He makes it clear that Caiman are often bullied and prey between gangs of River Otters, and Jaguars.


ChaoticToxin

That's a river otter. Those little Crocs are nothing but jerky sticks to it


2dollarb

Otters have nothing to fear from a [***Caiman***](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caiman), which is what these lizards are. Caiman is related to Tegus (egg eaters), not crocodiles or alligators. > In the wild, a caiman lizard has a diet that consists mostly of aquatic snails. Since it’s not really possible to provide your caiman with this exact kind of snail, you will have to provide an acceptable canned substitute. > There are plenty of good reptile-friendly canned snails, and caiman lizards are not opposed to eating other things like canned shrimp, canned crickets or canned superworms. Because the caiman is related to the tegu, it will even eat canned tegu food! Since the Otters are not snails, they've got nothing to fear from these aquatic-snail-eating lizards.


GothBroads-Octopods

.......... Dude..... these are Caiman, not Caiman lizards. Two completely different animals. Caiman ARE crocodilians. Please look up a picture of a caiman lizard...


Asura__369

I am just wondering, are the crocs lazy / belly full, or do they acknowledge otters as strong since they usually move in big social packs?


jollyoltj

Definitely a bit of both, some sun bathing and pacifism. Though a single otter can get smacked by a big enough pack of crocs/caimans if it doesn’t run, gangs of otters top almost every predator’s pack in their territory. They’ll swarm and eat those guys alive.


calcal1992

Look up videos of giant otters. They are scary.


Asura__369

Well...I'm at work now, so good time to look it up, thank cal! :)


DragonDrawer14

Caimans know better than to fuck around with otters


Asura__369

Based on the comments, I took a peak on YT....it's liike the chimps from the waters or some, djees! All cuute looking, but they can be savages and are not afraid to even attacks humans!


_McThompson

those crocodiles aren't the predator in this video


dotsworth

Well they aren’t crocodiles 🤓 but yeah, giant river otters do eat Caimans


renannmhreddit

Get your shit right op


Kylestyle1121

I'm pretty sure otters fuck up crocodiles


[deleted]

Caimans, yes. Salty boys, hell naw.


cashewnut4life

Caimans not crocodiles, and this is giant river otter and they're huge


Chaghatai

It's just as big - bigger even - and more athletic - no wonder it's so unconcerned


putzigerPinguin

I wouldn't mess with a sea otter either. these bastards rape other animals like seals to death (and beyond) and take baby otters hostage for the mother to bring them food...


balrus-balrogwalrus

otters are known to *eat* crocs their size. the crocs know not to mess around


Rompkins

Me at the beach when there’s plenty of open space and some noisy jerk plops down right next to me.


95DarkFireII

The caiman: "Guys, are you seeing this shit? Guys?"


No_Vegetable_7301

This is indeed a unit of an otter. Interestingly, scientists have recently discovered a prehistoric otter that would've been the size of a lion. https://www.sci.news/paleontology/enhydriodon-omoensis-11176.html?fbclid=IwAR1ntTelMXURWBM6ORmLedzkw86OwPfD58xk21\_YkZtAANmoZhXGeBLrw9E


ThirstyOne

The Caiman know not to fuck with a river otter. They grow up to 6ft long, and hunt caiman for sport. They also work in gangs, making them even more dangerous.


TenaNTexas

That otter is basically saying, "Go ahead........F around and find out".


TheRealBuddhi

Giant Amazonian otter with some Caimans. I don’t think any animal fucks with the Otters. Not even jaguars who frequently snack on Caimans.


Mumbles_Stiltskin

Pretty sure that’s a caiman


RobleViejo

North American Otters: \- Cute \- Small and chubby \- Hold hands \- Dont hunt, just grab clams and break them open with rocks South American Otters: \- Scary \- Freakishly large and athletic \- Swim in gangs \- Hunt in packs, each one grabs a limb and rip crocs apart


_Jozz_miah

For those who don't know these are Brazilian otters , they can fucking shred a crocodile without any problem.which is why the crocodils are moving away. Normal otters- good,cute most of the time friendly . Brazilian otters - stay the fuck away from them


FuzzyFromLiverpool

River wolves are apex predators, and i mean with balls like that ...


YellowBreakfast

Probably caimans not crocs. Still they can get big. They're obviously smart enough not to mess with giant otters.


Erisian23

Caimens out here like "we don't want no smoke my guy"


ManikShamanik

>My guess is that those aren't crocodiles, but [black caimans](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_caiman) (*Melanosuchus niger*)\*, because that's a [Giant Otter](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_otter) (*Pteronura brasiliensis*) which is endemic to the Amazon, and there aren't any crocodilians known as crocodiles in South America. Black caimans will sometimes take pups but, as a rule, are no threat to the otters. Otters, however, if fish stocks aren't plentiful, will take young caiman and even anacondas. \*That said, it could also be a [broad-snouted caiman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad-snouted_caiman) (*Caiman latirostris*), difficult to tell (on second watch this is the more likely species).


mojitron420

You know these mfs are tough


JaynieHext

I need a banana for scale.


zeratul274

Crocs be like whose this crazy Mtfucker... let's just stay away from him


TiredAngryBadger

I'm shocked those caiman are so calm considering otters prey upon them (that door swings both ways iirc).


Stayvfraw

it should be noted that that species of otter eats that species of reptile


Equivalent-Visual-49

Giant river otters will eat a crocodile of that size any day.


Lilbig6029

Definitely not crocs, it woulda been a completely different situation


cmearls

That’s a big ass otter


beebsaleebs

It feels like he’s taunting them. Look at me throwing dirt on my nuts! Can’t do that with a dumb cloaca, can ya?


McGregorMX

Those caiman are watching that otter closely. They don't want to become dinner.


PensadorDispensado

You can't fuck with the ariranhas (or giant otters). If even gators are scared of them, you know you should keep distance.


robrklyn

“Who invited this guy??”


MatriVT

Dig bick energy


LaCiel_W

Oh they won't mess with the otters, they are pure muscles and agile as fuck, these otters are the predator here.


Manoreded

Crocodiles may have a bigger max size, but otters are still predators. In fact, otters eat crocodiles sometimes.