After a short exchange of small talk, the otter becomes disgruntled and probably bored with the inane chat. Nellie quickly moves off to do something more important, like munching some fish or frolicking, perhaps.

One canny observer has helpfully translated the otter grunts and snorts, which apparently goes as follows: “Get up!” “Look at her now!” “Redrum…I haven’t!” “Mary and Eric.” “Motherf**k” “EGG BATH!”

The video was filmed at The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. Incidentally, the highly evolved otters there have been busy stacking cups in a very inventive way recently.

Check out the otter chatter below…