Despite losing pet koi to killer otters, family in Singapore still escorts them to safety
Despite losing their pet, a family in Singapore is still escorting the otters that killed their pets to safety. – Photo via Facebook / Ottercity
By Sylvia Looi
Monday, May 23, 2022 1:40 p.m. MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 – Ask any pet owner who has tragically lost their pet and they will express their grief.
A koi fish owner in Singapore, however, chose to escort otters who killed their fish to safety.
The owner, who identified herself as Angel, said when they found their precious koi dead one of the culprits, a puppy, was still outside the door.
The otter, looking lonely and lost, then retreated into a sewer for safety as her antics were nowhere in sight.
Angel and his family, however, were watching the pup, fearing it might be swept away.
Eventually his family returned for the pup but with the morning traffic, Angel’s mother helped them cross the road and the four otters retreated to a nearby forest.
Angel then contacted OtterCity, a platform for sharing original collections of stories, images and videos of otters in Singapore.
She expressed concern that the otters were away from their natural habitat.
“We’re not going to lie – we’re upset that our kois are being eaten. We buried them in the garden. But we understand that Singapore is a very small island, so we have to respect the animals that live together here. It’s also their house. We must learn to coexist.
“Our family believes that if you want to love animals, you have to love them all, regardless, and that the unfortunate incident with the passing of our koi was just a circle of life.”