I don't mind if I have to do a little clean up. It's just for a few days till I move on and leave the cute and cuddly to their home. (I do understand to live with them may not be quite so flash!)
Just wait until you come across a finger pier with a gaggle of those bastards waiting to pounce on you one early morning. Their hiss will put the fear of God in you, really. I can't envision them as cute and cuddly no more than a diamondback rattler. Nasty ass river otters. Not cute at all. I'm an outdoor type person and love animals but one does have limits.