Despite garnering widespread love for our cute otters in Singapore, it turns out that these otters may have an ugly side to them as well.
Much to their misfortune, a video captured otters on 27 February 2018 at Bishan Park, showing the footage of one of them attacking an innocent turtle, while another tosses the body of a fish around before joining in the mess.
Otters torturing a turtle.. Taken on 27 Feb
Posted by Risk Koh on Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The turtle has been identified as a pig-nosed turtle.
Comments on the video indicate that the pig-nosed turtle was most likely an abandoned pet, as they are not a species native to Singapore.
A photo found in the comments section showed the state of the turtle before the incident on the video:
The white spots on the turtle’s body are allegedly injuries from the otters’ previous attacks.
While the main diet of otters consists of fish, they do sometimes hunt shellfish, frogs, and crabs for food. Some species of otters also feed on small mammals or birds, a pity for other animals really.
With the news gathered thus far, It is not known whether the turtle survived the unfortunate incident.
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