I was sitting near the otters at our backyard pond today, and they were not at all afraid of me. As long as I was still and just sat there, they were fine with having me around. In fact they came pretty close to me a couple times just to check me out. It was awesome and a little scary at the same time. I wasn't sure if Mom was coming close to attack me to protect her baby or what!! However, after a while I realized there was no anger, just curiosity. In this clip they are probably around 5 feet away. What fun!