Otter Sandman is newest resident of the Duck Pond

https://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/virginia_tech/vi...

People walking by Virginia Tech's Duck Pond "otter" keep their eyes peeled.

One of the river creatures has taken to swimming around the campus landmark.

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Horner said that because of one user's comment on Instagram, the university's licensing department recently decided to make a flash order of shirts with the phrase "Otter Sandman" on them.
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This is what we should drop 600 comments on. Specifically designing our own graphics of what should be on the Otter Sandman shirt. If we should rename our swim team to the otters. Or just posting pics of the adorable little bastard.

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This is what we otter should drop 600 comments on

FTFY

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This is fantastic. My old swim team was the otters. Happy to have one there. Where did (s)he come from?

He came from:

Otters live in Stroubles Creek and this one probably just swam in, according to Jim Parkhurst, a Tech wildlife science professor and extension wildlife specialist.

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That may be true, but Stroubles is tiny tributary. How does it support an otter population, I wonder.

I mean it also runs into the New I know there are quite a few otters on the New. I don't know much about otter behavior but I can't imagine that them traveling Stroubles to the New is too taxing for them.

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Well no. But it does beg the question, why would an otter travel miles up a tiny tributary system away from the major watershed river which is large enough to support its species? Mating season? Crawfish shortage on the lower New?

I know nothing about otter behavior, but considering this is the first report of an otter in the duck pond (to my knowledge), let's not act like it's a commonplace event.

That's more a response to this entire subthread than you in particular. I just picked one to reply to.

Who knows maybe the duck pond is less nasty than it used to be and the otters enjoy it now (unlikey) good questions though. I know the New suffered through a long bout of high water earlier this year which could have possibly made their food a bit harder to come by there. Probably something interesting to research but I doubt there's anything conclusive.

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He predicted it's a young otter who could soon try to find a mate and start a family in the area around the pond. The young otter likely was driven out of its mother's territory elsewhere because she was having another brood of young this spring.

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I don't think otters need a massive waterway to survive. My dad's property in North Carolina has an average size creek on the boundary. It has otters. He has beavers too which I think is neat but boy oh boy does my dad hate those beavers.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Beavers are the devil. If you have a culvert or just want to enjoy the creek without it randomly being dammed up good luck.

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What's wrong with big brown beavers 😃

When in doubt. Nap it out

I prefer red ones.

Oh no this man hasn't heard it yet

When in doubt. Nap it out

Those are nice, but Winona's is the best.

Just be careful with it. It might be a porcupine

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That's because it was only 1. And everyone knows 2 beavers are better than 1

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Where the hell did it come from?

Edit: extremely cool and happy to have him there.

Probably the dark and murky depths to steal the souls of the innocent.

Idk up the stream perhaps?

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Muskrats live in the creek that flows behind Harding Ave and then goes underneath downtown and subsequently under the Drillfield and into the Duck. Pond. There's all sorts of animal life in there.

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Pretty sure that's the Stroubles Creek mentioned above. And yes, it's full of all sorts of cool things. I'm kinda shocked to see something as large as an otter though.

What a time to be alive.

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Well, when Mrs. APFOW goes missing from Lot 18, I know she won't be far praying for a sighting.

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So she is hanging out on the otter side of the street?

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FYI, she got a kick out of this reply. So, have a leg from her via me.

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That was so bad it's awesome. Have a leg!

Can't wait to see a draft of those shirts. I'm thinking similar to HOAT but just the otters head sticking out of the water

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That's otter this world!!!

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What kind of disposition do they have? are they mean/aggressive? or are they like deer and will avoid you? I have no idea.

They got some serious chompers. I'd give it a wide berth even if it is friendly.

They have a better passing offense than Georgia Tech.

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or are they like deer and will avoid you?

Someone should tell the deer that they're supposed to be avoiding us (which includes our cars).

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

I would be very cautious around it. They may look cute, but are definitely not to be messed with.

Otters are known for raping baby animals of other species. Among other things:

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Whoa whoa whoa. Whoa. What?!?

Did you not see my comment? Otters will murder you for sport

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Never mind.

Jesus man.

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So you're saying otters are the vikings of the animal world?

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

When you say Vikings you mean?

These Vikings:

or These Vikings:

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So... we're just gonna act like we're not worried that in a year from now, a mutated 70-foot fire-breathing otter will be terrorizing the campus? Because that's what you get when you let things live in the duck pond long enough.

Pretty sure that's Godzilla. She wasn't an otter.

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Are we sure that isn't how Godzilla got started?

Cause otters are mustelids.

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This better not be one of the mutated ones that takes over the world in future, this is how it starts. Keep the bioengineering students away from it!

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Still one of my favorite gifs

Otter Sandman anagrams to "a tanned storm"

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Someone should set up a big screen along the duck pond so that (s)he can watch the game tonight while floating around

Biggest grass carp I have ever caught in my life came outta that duck pond. 30+ inches. Scared the living crap out of me, since i was fishing with probably 4lb test and just expecting to catch bullhead cats.

Otter Sandman should have a feast on the population that is in the duck pond.

Put it on a treadmill

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

At the moment this is the only thread I want to return to.

Sanctuary Duck Otter Pond.

Duck Pond =EPA super site

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Apparently freshman ROTC folks have to run/swim out to the island. I'm told by a close #sauce that the duck shit in the bottom of the pond is 2-3 feet deep. So yeah, EPA superfund status confirmed.

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I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

Man. That otter is gonna be ripped!

...it's been running on my screen for 2 solid hours.

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If we put in a silhouette of a swimming otter as the curve in the new VT logo, I'm cool with the rebranding. Also Ot Prosim as our new mOTTo.

I still require an Otter Sandman shirt!

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The design placement on the front feels lazy

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I'm hoping since the school said they were going to have something it will be better than this

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He looks like Master Splinter

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I see it!

Beautiful. This could have been another TKP merchandising ottertunity.

MUCH better shirt design from the school itself.

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That's a winner.

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Lol, my co-workers wanted to know what I was laughing at.