As much as pets make us laugh when we’re watching them play, we often wonder if the things they do when we’re not watching them are just as funny. Sure, we have cameras to catch them in the act, but all too often do they do something goofy and it happens out of frame.

As it turns out, the same zany antics take place in the wild. Thankfully, with the help of trail cam photos, we might finally be getting a proper glimpse into the secret lives of animals…. and it’s every bit as hilarious as we thought!

1. “Just ignore him, Janet. He’ll leave soon.”


2. Piggyback ride?


3. “Why are we yelling?!”


4. This tree hits the spot.


5. “Don’t mock me!”


6. “Alan?”


7. “Our families will never approve of our love.”


8. The Gathering Of The Big Cats To Catch The Red Dot.


9. “Little privacy?”

My beautiful picture

10. Bullying.


11. Easter came early.


12. Dis mine now.

A07 B07 P02 | 2010:01:19 02:21:00 | Exposure: 170 mS 5 | FFFED5 |

13. “Whats that?”


14. “That was mine, dude.”


15. “I’m glad you all came. Now, the reason I gathered you all here…”


16. Uhm.


17. Beary interesting.


18. “I swear, it’s like someone is watching me.”


19. “Whats that mate?”

RIVEROTTER36.JPG Thanks for your interest in the otter sighting on OSMP! I've attached two photos that you can use. One is the shot you saw online. The other is of the same animal a minute later as it sat down to enjoy its meal. We would appreciate it if you would credit the photos to the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Here's a little blurb we put together that describes things how we like it: These pictures of a northern river otter (Lontra canadensis) eating a common carp (Cyprinus carpio) were taken with a remote, motion-detecting camera with an infrared flash along Boulder Creek a few miles east of Boulder on March 7, 2013. OSMP has remote cameras deployed throughout the system to assess animal use of certain habitats and learn more about animal distribution on OSMP. Although northern river otter have been seen recently in the mountainous areas of Boulder County, this is the first concrete evidence of the species in the Boulder area since they were extirpated in the 1800s. Like I mentioned on the phone, we'd like to remain cryptic about the exact location. Cheers, Christian Nunes Wildlife Ecology Technician City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Cell: 303-910-5601 Office: 720-564-2056

20. Caaaan you feel the loooove tooonight.


21. Bonzai!


So that’s what they’ve been up to while we’re not watching. It all makes sense now.

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