Otter Wakes Up With Big Yawns and Stretches

A sleepy otter was filmed struggling to wake up by a wildlife photographer on Scotland’s Shetland Islands.

Photographer John Moncrieff, who shared the video, said he was guiding tourists around Shetland when they spotted the otter snoozing.

“We found this one sound asleep and we were treated to it grooming and stretching as it woke up, before carrying on fishing,” Moncrieff told Storyful.

The Shetland Islands boast Europe’s highest density of otters with an estimated 800-1000 adult otters. Credit: John Moncrieff via Storyful

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