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Mystery Otter is a fursuit character created and performed by an anonymous fursuiter. He is a brown river otter with a rainbow stripe on his head and tail, worn as a partial fursuit with a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey sweat pants. His suit was designed by Lenny Mutt, and built by Arend Studios. He often carries a plush rainbow trout named Feesh and hands out buttons.
Mystery has created a game of guessing his "alter ego." He claims to be male, Caucasian, and to live in the United States. He has stated that he has only one alter-ego, and that "time's up" after a "whole year," after which point he will "carry [his] secret to the grave."
 Location and Appearances
Mystery keeps his location and upcoming appearances secret. So far he has been spotted at 37 furry events (26 conventions, 10 local meetups and the Funday PawPet Show) in 23 U.S. states:
- Delaware Furbowl 33, Wilmington DE, January 28th, 2012
- Furry Fiesta, Addison TX, February 24-26, 2012
- Furry Weekend Atlanta, Atlanta GA, March 16-18, 2012
- Funday PawPet Show, Kissimmee FL, April 29, 2012
- Morphicon, Columbus OH, May 3-6, 2012
- MNFurs Spring Picnic, Eagan MN, May 19, 2012
- Califur, Irvine CA, June 1-3, 2012
- Anthrocon, Pittsburgh PA, June 14-17, 2012
- Furlife Anniversary FurBQ, Mountlake Terrace WA, July 7, 2012
- Megaplex, Kissimmee FL, July 27-29, 2012
- Rocky Mountain Furcon, Denver CO, August, 10-12 2012
- FA: United 5, Whippany NJ, August 17-19, 2012
- Mephit Furmeet, Olive Branch MS, August 31-September 3, 2012
- Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend, Pittsburgh PA, September 28-30, 2012
- Furlaxation, Columbus OH, September 28-30, 2012
- Triangle Furs Picnic, Raleigh NC, October 6, 2012
- FurFright, Cromwell CT, October 26-28, 2012
- Midwest Furfest, Rosemont IL, November 15-18, 2012
- Decemeber FurFest, Phoenix AZ, December 15, 2012
- Furry End of the World Convention, Rochester NY, December 20-23, 2012
- Further Confusion, San Jose CA, January 17-21, 2013
- Furry Fiesta, Addison TX, February 22-24, 2013
- Vacaville Furbowl, Vacaville CA, March 3, 2013
- FurIdaho, Boise ID, March 8-10, 2013
- Furry Weekend Atlanta, Atlanta GA, March 15-17, 2013
- Fur the 'More, Baltimore MD, April 5-7, 2013
- Furry Connection North, Novi MI, April 12-14, 2013
- Biggest Little Fur Con, Reno NV, May 3-5, 2013
- Furlandia, Portland OR, May 10-12, 2013
- Elliott's Spring Gathering, Las Vegas NV, May 10-12, 2013
- LAFF Bowling, Downers Grove IL, June 15, 2013
- Anthrocon, Pittsburgh PA, July 4-7, 2013
- Megaplex, Orlando FL, July 26-28, 2013
- IndyFurCon, Indianapolis IN, August 9-11, 2013
- Rainfurrest, Seattle WA, September 26-29, 2013
- Furloween, Orlando FL, October 20, 2013
- FurFright, Cromwell CT, October 25-27, 2013
There are seven metro areas Mystery has appeared more than once (Orlando FL, Columbus OH, Pittsburgh PA, Dallas/Ft.Worth TX, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, Seattle WA), five conventions he has attended twice (Furry Fiesta, Furry Weekend Atlanta, AnthroCon, Megaplex, and FurFright), three events in California (Irvine, San Jose, and Vacaville), and two events in Nevada (Reno and Las Vegas). Otherwise he has not appeared in any state more than once. Appearances so far are always on weekends, 1-4 weekends apart, with at least one appearance in every month in 2012 and so far in 2013. Mystery made two appearances in a single weekend on September 28-30, 2012 (Western PA Furry Weekend and Furlaxation, approximately 3 hours drive apart), and on May 10-12, 2013 (Furlandia and Elliott's Spring Gathering, about 800 miles apart). Mystery appeared for four consecutive weekends (February 22 through March 17, 2013) in all four time zones across the continental US.
At most of these events Mystery has handed out free buttons to attendees:
- First set (yellow) at Furry Weekend Atlanta 2012, Morphicon 2012, the MN Furs Spring Picnic and Califur 2012. Art by Kipper.
- Second set (blue) at AnthroCon 2012. Art by Flacko.
- Third set (green) at Megaplex 2012, Rocky Mountain Furcon 2012, FA: United 5 and Mephit Furmeet 2012.  Art by Howee Husky.
- Fourth set (purple) at WPAFW 2012, Furlaxation 2012, the Triangle Furs Picnic, FurFright, Midwest Furfest and December FurFest.  Art by Yippee.
- Fifth set (red) at Furry End of the World Convention and Further Confusion 2013 Art by OrlandoFox.
 Identity and Clues
On July 9, 2012, he held a raffle, with one of the prizes being the opportunity to ask him several yes/no questions about his secret identity, of which he would choose one or two to answer truthfully. The winner passed along the questions to a friend, who has chosen not to share the answer(s) publicly.
While at Megaplex, Mystery appeared on the Funday Pawpet Show live, danced with OrlandoFox, and answered his choice of yes/no questions, "Are you a fursuit builder?" which he denied. Another question was "Are you Yippee?" and in response Yippee walked up to the stage from the audience, out of suit.
- ↑ Mystery Otter Reference by LennyMutt on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Poof, head! Mystery Otter by WhiteyFawks on Fur Affinity
- ↑ The Secret Unveiled on Fur Affinity
- ↑ The Mystery Revealed on Fur Affinity
- ↑ By the way... on Fur Affinity
- ↑ And now, the truth!
- ↑ It is a Mystery! on Fur Affnity
- ↑ Find me at Furry Fiesta this weekend! on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Here I am at FWA! on Fur Affinity
- ↑ FPS! on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Feeeeeeesh! by flying_bailey1 on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Two Together by kurst on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery at Califur! by TylerFox on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Otter Shrugs! by snoopy_pup on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Furlife Anniversary FurBQ Photo by Vessi
- ↑ Suddenly Mystery Otter by LoneWolfRaven on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery Otter by Euro on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery Otter By Morton Fox on Twitter via Instagram
- ↑ Mystery Otter Identified! by CosmoFoxen on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery otter WPAFW by Spatsbear on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Look who showed up by Twitch Da Woof on Twitter
- ↑ NC Pullen Park Furmeet 10/6/12! by Kewlie on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Ferret Fursuit Furfright Collage by james.ferret on Fur Affinity
- ↑ I found Mystery Otter! #MWFF by Casidhe on Twitter
- ↑ When it rains on a furry event by Mystery Otter on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery Otter at @furryendofworld by @JBadger169 on Twitter
- ↑ Mystery Panel by Iamweasel_2112 on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery Otter sharing Feesh with Bucktown Tiger Furry Fiesta by CoyoteOfTheWilds on Fur Affinity
- ↑ A wild @MysteryOtter appeared on our trip back from Reno! by @MokaHusky on Twitter
- ↑ FurIdaho 2013 Pictures! Mystery Otter by Ruastin on Fur Affinity
- ↑ FWA - Otters haz feesh by Crosscheck on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery Otter spotted at #FM_2013 @FurtheMore Dead dog party by @JBadger169 on Twitter
- ↑ Mystery otter spotter at #FCN2013 by @JBadger169 on Twitter
- ↑ Back from Littlest Big Fur Con by Mystery Otter on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Urban Wildlife in Portland by Dan Rigney on Open Salon
- ↑ ESG2013 Photo Set by PerroMutt on flickr
- ↑ Another mystery to solve... by SparktheDalmation on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mystery Otter Attack! by Zeoc713 on Fur Affinity
- ↑ You Obviously Love Otters by mysteryotter on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Mmmm feesh by farell on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Pictures from Rainfurrest 13 (Part 89) by Thunder_Orca on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Well look who showed up at #Furloween2013!! by TheRealCosmik on Twitter
- ↑ FurFright 2013 photo set by FinnishFox on Flickr
- ↑ Scuse me, while I kiss the sky! on Fur Affinity
- ↑ The Mystery Revealed on Fur Affinity.
- ↑ Anthrocon! on Fur Affinity -- 300 buttons.
- ↑ Green is here! on Fur Affinity
- ↑ I have returned to this beautiful place on Fur Affinity.
- ↑ Mystery buttons! by OldSpice on Fur Affinity.
- ↑ FUCK YEA #MYSTERYOTTER by @SkruggWeasel on Twitter
- ↑ Button collection by mysteryotter on Fur Affinity.
- ↑ my very own BLFC 2013 badge by mysteryotter on Fur Affinity.
- ↑ Mystery L-OTTER-Y Time! on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Answers to the L-otter-y raffle questions on Fur Affinity
- ↑ Megaplex XI Funday Pawpet Show video
- ↑ Mystery Otter on Meetup, retrieved July 9, 2012
- ↑ I'm Mystery Otter