Steve Starts A Choir

Otter Asleep In Car

One afternoon Steve felt he might be getting an idea, and this time it was a good one. Steve was going to start a choir.

Otter Asleep In Car

At least, Steve thought it was a good idea.

(Steve is an appalling singer, seriously)

Otter Asleep In Car

Steve asked Brad to join the choir, and seeing as he didn’t have anything else on, Brad agreed.

(Brad is also a shockingly horrific, painfully nasty singer.)

Otter Asleep In Car

Brenda signed up too. Maybe she could give the choir the direction they so desperately needed? She couldn’t.

Otter Asleep In Car

As the choir gained more members at an alarming rate Brad quietly voiced his concerns to Steve. This Choir was out of control!

Otter Asleep In Car

Brad was told to get in line.

Otter Asleep In Car

Brad begged to leave. The choir was an embarrassment.

Otter Asleep In Car

But Steve was resolute.

Steve had come too far. He’d Worked too hard. The debut concert was about to begin.

Please be seated for the performance.

(and turn your sound up)

This Video was shot at Northumberland Zoo UK By Barbara P

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Hi, It's me, the person that writes all these weird things! I'm also friends with Steve, are you trying to get hold of him? Anyway, If you're enjoying the site, let me know - I need the confidence boost.


  1. Jekk Kaye November 2, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    One of the highlights of my day is “The Otter News”! I love following the adventures of Steve, Brad, and the rest of the gang, and now I want an otter! I know…they aren’t practical and can be quite destructive, but watching some of the videos where they are being loved or their begging for food are charming. Keep up the great work…you keep posting, and I’ll keep “Liking” and retweeting. Btw…I’m a 69 yr old married male cat owner, and my cats are jealous of Steve.

  2. Tammy November 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    I follow you on Twitter. I love otters – all animals actually – and Steve’s antics always brighten my day! My husband is also amused by that clever little water sausage, especially since he is a Steve too. Literally!

    Thanks for all the great posts. ❤

  3. Yulia November 2, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    It’s OK, Steve! Keep trying and everything will come out as you wish. You have good friends!

  4. Holly November 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Enjoy it no end. For this one, earplugs help a little! Please continue…we can use all the ‘lightness’ we can get these days.

  5. Caroline November 2, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    This is incredible.

  6. Sharon November 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Adorably fun and funny!

  7. tina November 2, 2018 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    thank you for the effort and time you have put into your website and your twitter account.
    you made Steve (and his gang) so lively and lovable, I wouldn’t be surprised if he shows up one day at my house asking for financial aid for his latest…..”vision”. I hope there will be many more adventures for him to experience

  8. Robert Hill November 2, 2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Hello from New York City, NY, USA.

    My wife is an Otter (Lutra canadensis, or North American River Otter). [We know that it’s p.c. to say “Lontra” these days, but we keep the traditional name regardless.] I am a Badger (Taxidea taxus, or American Badger). [Yes, we’re an inter-species couple.] We do so enjoy checking out everything posted to In Otter News on a nightly basis.

    We must take issue with the negative characterizations of the vocalizations of the choir. Certainly, the music uses something other than a 12-tone scale, and the rhythmic contortions are painful to follow. However, when one has grown up with such music, one learns to appreciate it. Our daughter is a Beaver (Castor canadensis, or North American Beaver). As she grew up in NYC listening to public radio and otter choral works, she has developed a tolerance for it. She can endure several minutes at a time at this point. It is possible to move from endurance to enjoyment, eventually.

    Living in NYC, I believe there’s a market for this kind of music and in fact I believe I can book Steve, Brad, Brenda, and the whole gang for a gig at Carnegie Hall. They’re all welcome to stay with us while they’re doing final rehearsals. Would very much enjoy a dialogue to discuss the above.

    Thank you so much for making the world a better place by sharing Steve’s antics.

    Robert and Susannah, NYC, US.

  9. otterlover November 2, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    best performance ever heard! there is no otter choir like this!

  10. Ellen Shockley November 3, 2018 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I love, love love this account. You guy’s and Steve make my day, so much better! Thanks so much for sharing their world. I love water sausages!!

  11. Gina Spurlock November 3, 2018 at 6:52 am - Reply

    So cute!!

  12. Susan November 3, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    We are loving Steve’s adventures! Thanks for documenting them.

  13. Sabine November 11, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Absolutely adorable. A unique choir and such interesting disharmonies. 😉 Mind-blowing.

  14. Kat Cearley November 12, 2018 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I love Otter News and I love Steve! Great Otter News Paper ❤❤❤

  15. Olga November 12, 2018 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Congratulation for your nice translation of Steve deep thoughts an adventures.
    You work is amazing and very imaginative.
    I enjoy with Steve and the gang everyday.
    And I also envy you a little, because you can share time with these beautiful and amazing creatures.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Michelle Leon November 22, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Love Steve!

  17. Toni December 27, 2018 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    My good buddy is named steve and I frequently notice how close otter steve and human steve are in personality and attitude and share with my friend! Steve trying sexy dancing is still our fav!

  18. MaryAnn Eberhart December 28, 2018 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Love the Steve adventures. You are so clever. My day is not made until I see what Steve is up to! Love that little guy!!

  19. Christine January 4, 2019 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Love Steve – and all the work you do. Thank you!!

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