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Lutraphobia: Fear of otters

It's hard to believe anyone could be terrified of critters as adorable as otters, but that's exactly what lutraphobia is. It doesn't usually come out of nowhere, though: Most people who fear otters have either been attacked or bitten by one, or have seen it happen to someone else.

21 unusual phobias you've probably never heard of

We're all scaredy-cats in one way or another: Whether it's spiders, heights, clowns, etc., we've all got something that raises the hairs on the backs of our necks — some are just more common than others. Click through to learn about lesser-known phobias that give some people the willies.

From Country Living UK