Otters make their first appearance with the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion. The otter lives near rivers and is normally friendly and playful. Otters swim by propelling themselves with their powerful tails and flexing their long bodies. Thus they are very fast in the water. Otters are digging for clams to eat but when hungry enough they also eat crabs. The otters on the Shelf of Mazu are protected by law.Civets are landbound cousins of the otters. Sea otters never venture too far from land, and seeing them while at sea means you are relatively near a coast even if you can't see it.