When Natalie Therese and her partner were driving back home from a small getaway by the Columbia River, in Washington, something strange caught their eye.
Through the mist, they saw something that looked like a furry clump in the middle of the road.
Natalie decided that they needed to stop and investigate.
“I yelled to watch out and pull over,” said Natalie.
She got out of the car and slowly and cautiously approached the mysterious animal in the middle of the road.
As she got closer, she noticed that there were three baby otters.
My partner thought they were just a clump of dirt or something!
Trying to figure out how they got there, Natalie suspected that their mother probably ran away from their oncoming car.
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Since the babies were too young to know what was going on, they just stayed on the road. After looking around, the couple saw the concerned mother in the nearby woods, curiously looking at them and her babies.
Natalie knew that she couldn’t just leave them, so she came up with a clever plan. She wanted to get them somewhere safer, so she pointed them in the right direction.
I gently encouraged them off the road.
The entire time, Natalie stood by their side, encouraging and ushering the little family to their mother.
I stood back by the car and waited until the mother came out and all three babies ran off the road together. Then I waited a few more minutes to make sure they wouldn’t run back to the road.
Luckily, Natalie recorded the entire rescue, showing us the adorable baby otters.
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Even though Natalie left an incredible impact on the adorable otter family, they left an even bigger one on her.
I was so touched and moved to tears from the whole experience. Nature and her creatures are just so beautiful.
Animals use the roads just as much as humans do. That is yet another reason why we have to be very careful and aware when we are driving.
This is especially important when we are driving through nature, considering that nature is their home.