December 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Updated: December 13, 2018 11:26 pm

Otters go for leisurely swim on flooded Burnaby street during Metro Vancouver rainstorm

WATCH: Rains were so heavy during Thursday's storm that two otters were spotted going for a swim on Still Creek Drive in Burnaby.

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As commuters slogged through an ugly rainstorm on Thursday morning, two otters found time to go for a leisurely swim on a flooded Burnaby road.

Torrential rainfall flooded Still Creek Drive in the morning, leaving some vehicles — including an RCMP cruiser — stuck in the water.

A Global BC cameraman helped one vehicle out of the water.

Two otters, on the other hand, enjoyed the water, bobbing and floating along Still Creek Drive.

A rainfall warning is in effect for much of Metro Vancouver.

WATCH: Metro Vancouver deals with deluge of heavy rain

Forecasters are predicting between 70 and 90 millimetres of rain to fall across parts of Metro Vancouver.

Otters have been in the headlines as of late. A hungry river otter gained international attention after feasting on koi in Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden.

WATCH: Globalnews.ca coverage of koi vs. otter

 

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