Farmer Joe Burke and shop owner Mike Hogan first noticed the animal as it passed by on the footpath outside Mr Hogan's window.
It's like a freakin' otter jamboree around here!
LinusMines: However, again the drama continued. The animal was so exhausted from its efforts that it began to sink.  
"We pulled him towards the reeds and sort of propped him up," said Mr Hogan.
No wonder the li'l bastards are still around.
FoolProof: Little bastard showing his true colors. Brown.