Otters are one of our landscapes most precious mammals. They are allusive and you usually have to go out of your way to find one in the wilds. Over my life time I have been blessed that my sports have always been on or around rivers and lakes, so I have seen hundreds of otters in my lift time. As a canoeist, I have been able to creep up on otters many times. I carved this one some years back, it was the first animal I ever carved.