An otter was found under a green garbage bin in the University of Winnipeg, and he was finally transported to a warmer and safer location. Authorities had a bit of trouble getting a hold of the otter, but they were able to transport him to a conservation centre. After all, the only creature that can comfortably live in a garbage bin is Oscar the Grouch.
Nihal Bhullar was walking to class when she saw a young man looking under a garbage bin and talking on the phone. He said he was on hold with animal control and that there’s an otter under the dumpster. When the man had to leave, Bhullar stayed with the otter to make sure people don’t use the garbage bin and scare off the animal. She named him Otty, and she tried her best to get help for the otter.
After two hours of watching Otty play in the snow, play with garbage, and flip around, the emergency response team for the Humane Society came to the scene. Instead of seeing relief, however, Otty got scared and made a run for it. The otter was able to get under several fences and ran down apartment blocks before finally being caught by responders. After catching Otty in a net, he was brought to the Human Society.
Otty spent an afternoon at the Winnipeg Human Society relaxing in a warm bath and being fed. Eventually, the Manitoba Conservation picked the otter up and transported him to the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. Otty was put under observation to ensure that he doesn’t have any health complications or picked up any diseases or parasites while roaming around garbage bins. The centre found that Otty was underweight, so they’ll release him back to the wild when he’s all better.
No one really knows where Otty came from or how he ended up around the garbage bins of the University of Winnipeg. All that matters now, however, is that we know Otty is okay and he is in good hands. The rehabilitation centre will determine where the best release site for him will be, and he can finally swim in clean water instead of dirty sludge.