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Otters Crash Newton Condo Pool & Eat Koi As Residents Look On, Truly Living The High SES Life

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Otters Crash Newton Condo Pool & Eat Koi As Residents Look On, Truly Living The High SES Life

source: https://mustsharenews.com/otters-newton-condo/

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Otters Enjoy Koi Feast In Newton Condominium Pool

You’ve probably heard of the “5 Cs” that make an atas – or high-class – Singaporean: cash, car, club membership, credit card and of course, the ever lavish condominium.

It seems like these days, it’s not just humans who want these 5 Cs — a Redditor spotted these otters living it up in a condominium’s pool as they eat koi.

By koi, we mean the fish, and not the bubble tea that everyone loves.

Otters ate Newton condo’s koi fish & swam in their pool

It’s not clear when the otterly adorable ordeal went down, but a netizen posted the video on Reddit on Sunday (8 Mar) afternoon.

The video captures the otters splashing around in the pool, looking like they’re having a whale of a time. Or an otter of a time?

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The otters allegedly caught some of the condominium’s decorative koi fish, and ate them in the pool.

The creatures’ swift moves are hard to follow, but one of the otters is definitely holding something orange in its mouth. A koi, perhaps?

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While the koi fishes’ deaths were unfortunate, we have to remember that the otters were merely following their hunting instincts.

With our concrete jungle taking over their natural habitats, we can’t blame them for finding alternatives.

Condominium is next to a longkang

Some comments on the video pointed out that the condominium that the otters visited was Park Infinia, located between Newton and Novena at 4 Lincoln Road.

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Upon closer inspection, it looks like the back of Park Infinia is barely 20 metres away from a longkang, or large drain. They’re separated by just a narrow road and the sidewalk.

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You can usually spot otters in large drains like the one near Park Infinia. It’s possible that they were swimming in the longkang and decided they needed a change of scenery.

Netizens more amused than angry at otters in pool

The comments left on the video showed that netizens were generally more amused than agitated at the otter situation.

Some of them joked that the otters were “High SES”, or “high socio-economic status”, since they feasted on ‘koi sashimi’ while spending an afternoon in the pool.

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Others took the opportunity to make some otter-this-world puns:

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Whatever the case, this was definitely an uncommon sight for many.

Hopefully, the residents weren’t too troubled by the otters’ visit, and that the pool has been cleared of any koi remnants.

We can’t say that the compound was lucky to receive these otters as guests, but it definitely provided the Internet with some great entertainment.

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Looks like this is getting out of hand. With all the rivers dam up, these otters are having lots of breeding grounds and then turn up to be a nuisance in the housing areas....

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So cute !! ^_^

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Ok lah..better than having these cute otters caught and barbequed alive by ah tiong construction workers working nearby desperate for 野味 ….

ok just a joke..no ill will directed towards PRCs...

 

but just curious..the chlorine in the water doesn't get to them?

 

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31 minutes ago, Jman888 said:

So cute !! ^_^

What if you are the owner of those Kois? hahhaha. Will you still find it cute?

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28 minutes ago, Kyrios said:

Ok lah..better than having these cute otters caught and barbequed alive by ah tiong construction workers working nearby desperate for 野味 ….

ok just a joke..no ill will directed towards PRCs...

 

but just curious..the chlorine in the water doesn't get to them?

 

I don't think they will have a problem with chlorine.

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54 minutes ago, Arogab said:

Looks like this is getting out of hand. With all the rivers dam up, these otters are having lots of breeding grounds and then turn up to be a nuisance in the housing areas....

Yes time to put to sleep some of theses otters.

who knows what disease they might carry?

I hv several friends at Park Infinia, pretty decent condo

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18 minutes ago, kobayashiGT said:

What if you are the owner of those Kois? hahhaha. Will you still find it cute?

next week keep seabass dun keep koi  [laugh]

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2 minutes ago, Throttle2 said:

Yes time to put to sleep some of theses otters.

who knows what disease they might carry?

I hv several friends at Park Infinia, pretty decent condo

their security not doing a good job, fire them!

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Turbocharged
5 minutes ago, Jman888 said:

next week keep seabass dun keep koi  [laugh]

hahaha. If you keep seabass, I will be station there too. (take home and cook 👨‍🍳)

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Now they even go inside condo to look for food? :o The other time when i see those otters inside the pond in botanic garden eating the koi fishes, i thought it was a special show presented by botanic garden, after which then i realise it was not. Lol.

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14 minutes ago, Jman888 said:

next week keep seabass dun keep koi  [laugh]

You mean otters dont eat seabass ah? Lol.

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Turbocharged

How they even know got koi there in tbe first place??? They must have recce otters and a S2.

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4 minutes ago, 13177 said:

You mean otters dont eat seabass ah? Lol.

Piranhas they eat? Electric eels? Lionfish? Helping the condo management figure out what to put next....

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That longkang got a lot of tilapia one. Wonder why the otters ate the koi and not the tilapia in the longkang.[confused]

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11 minutes ago, Adrianli said:

That longkang got a lot of tilapia one. Wonder why the otters ate the koi and not the tilapia in the longkang.[confused]

River fishes have that muddy taste and have lots of fine bones. Not nice to eat. I dunno about koi. 

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13 minutes ago, Adrianli said:

That longkang got a lot of tilapia one. Wonder why the otters ate the koi and not the tilapia in the longkang.[confused]

Maybe otters like to eat koi? Like i saw them eating the koi at botanic garden pond?! But that time saw them eat only the head of the koi and throw the body away! They never finished eating the whole koi le.

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