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Watch: Hungry baby otter tries to suckle on handler’s finger

She is one of the rescue's litter of otter pups, and none of them can suckle on pacifiers as their growing teeth will chew straight through them.

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Video grab of a hungry baby otter who mistook its hander's finger for a teat after feeding - and suckled on it. (Creator: Joshua Holland / Wild At Heart Rescue via SWNS)

By Fiona Jackson via SWNS

A hungry baby otter mistook its hander's finger for a teat after feeding - and suckled on it.

The otter, named May, had a good old chew on handler Joshua Holland's thumb and finger at the Wild At Heart Rescue in Vancleave, Mississippi.

She is one of the rescue's litter of otter pups, and none of them can suckle on pacifiers as their growing teeth will chew straight through them.

Joshua share the video online and said: "Little May finding comfort on suckling my finger after eating.

"This is her signature move, she’s gotta have her time and it can’t be rushed. Those teeth are coming in nicely!

"She will be following suit with her eyes opening in the next few days right behind her brothers! Growing SOOOO fast!

"They’ve gained over 400 grams since they’ve been in rehab!"

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