For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: putrescent.
But it’s a family! Fishing! Our local five otter family, that I’ve seen before, pictures here and here. I can’t tell who is an adult and who is a child now, they are all pretty much the same size. They were swimming along and catching fish, heads tilted up to eat when they surfaced.
These are river otters, even though they are fishing in the Salish Sea.
And why putrescent? Oh, they are delightful to watch, but they can leave some very putrescent gifts on the dock or in the boats….