This is a local otter, in the Tacoma, and I HAVE SEEN IT.
It may even be the same otter I shot (with the Nikon of Infinite Beauty). That photo got picked up by the world’s greatest collection of otter photos, maybe because it’s the only place on the web that obsesses about cute photographs of otters.
Here’s my photo.
And here’s the blog of otters, otters and, for variety, more otters.
Why a blog devoted entirely to photos of otters? Three reasons: (1) why not? (2) no animal is cuter than an otter and (3) you can’t spell awesomesauce without “aw.”