Northern Sea Otter pups ride on the safety of their mother’s belly while she paddles around. As they grow, and learn to swim and dive, they start to get squirmy. They become quite a handful (pawful?) for mom when they get bigger as this pup is. The pup appears to be almost as big as mom while still riding on her belly but squirming to get free. Mom’s strong paws keep the pup in tow.