Sea otter pup found in 10 News parking lot

8:35 AM, Mar 1, 2014   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida-- It was quite the surprise Friday at the 10 News station when we came across a sea otter pup, all by his lonesome in the parking lot!

Worried that the young otter was without his family, 10 News called the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for advice. 

Pics: See the sea otter here!

After arriving to the station, one CMA crew-member told us the otter pup was probably around two months old, and that while baby otters can be left alone for a few hours, anything longer than that may mean he's lost, or has been abandoned. 

The crew took the pup to the aquarium to ensure his safety, and to treat a potential infection in one of his eyes. 

In the meantime, 10 News promised to keep an eye out for the otter's family, and will contact our friends at the aquarium should they turn up! 

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