Yes, otters have started on the path to world domination, which everyone knows begins with a dramatic, high speed chase out of your carrier onto the airport tarmac.
Bemused newscasters from the Columbus news report the story here on Ohio’s 10TV news.
The flight from Houston to Columbus was delayed an hour when otters got loose during unloading of cargo. Bemused passengers apparently watched from the plane as airport personnel chased them across the tarmac.
The story reports that they were sea otters, but we don’t have any further information about where they were going, and what they were doing in Houston in the first place.
Although passengers may have been surprised, those of us who know otters weren’t. In response to the report that officials “don’t know how they got out of the cage” Friend and board member of The Otter Project Carolyn says, “Oh pluh-leeze – leave a bored otter in a cage for a couple of hours, what do you expect? They were probably busy trying on clothes from other passengers’ suitcases!”
Not too far from the truth, according to one man, who found his bag open and covered in what appeared to be hay. “Some otters got into them,” he said, in a bemused tone. “They must have smelled the coffee.”
Caffeinated otters too? Now we’re REALLY in trouble.