River otters caught raiding North Carolina Aquarium crab pots

An employee of the North Carolina Aquarium set up a camera after the aquarium’s crab pots were raided and caught the culprits — river otters.

The otters, along with a blue heron, made an appearance on the southside educational dock on Roanoke Island, WCTI reported. The animals can be seen snacking and scampering across the dock before approaching the camera and knocking it over.

The aquarium posted the video on its Facebook page, saying “Watch the whole video to see a blue heron cameo, otters doing their cute poop dance, some close-ups and zoomies. They really let us know what they think of the trail camera at the end.”

The aquarium said the presence of the otters indicate the local ecosystem is healthy.