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Koi-eating otter on the lam in Vancouver has his own Twitter account

The otter now has its own Twitter account, @ChinatownOtter, and hashtag, #Otterwatch2018, and has racked up more than 700 followers so far. Alliances are becoming evident with #teamotter going up against #teamkoi.
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Otter fever has hit Vancouver.

The news this week that a rogue river otter infiltrated Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and has reportedly eaten at last count five or six koi has created quite a stir around the city.

Media coverage has been widespread and the otter now has its own Twitter account, @ChinatownOtter, and hashtag, #Otterwatch2018, and has racked up more than 700 followers so far. Alliances are becoming evident with #teamotter going up against #teamkoi.

Since popping up Wednesday, the wayward semi-aquatic mammal has been a prolific on Twitter taunting its would-be captors...

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065444661118984192

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065433000500850688

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065393452894965761

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065386357843886080

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065383281825214466

Contemplating a run for mayor...

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065678443143081985

Getting advice from other local celebrity animals with Twitter accounts, including the Olympic Village beaver @VancouverBeaver and @VanCityPenguin...

https://twitter.com/vancitypenguin/status/1065618170239627264

https://twitter.com/VancouverBeaver/status/1065455745116725249

Threatening to haunt the garden if "anything should happen..."

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065483267237863424

And suggesting sharing the title of the city’s unofficial ambassador with Vancouver’s favourite bird Canuck the Crow...

https://twitter.com/ChinatownOtter/status/1065680359239573504

As of Thursday afternoon the otter still had not been caught. Earlier in the week Howard Normann, director of parks, told reporters that the park board does have a backup plan if it isn't able to trap the animal but was non-committal on a timeline.

#Otterwatch2018 continues...