By Maria Yagoda
November 30, 2015 05:00 PM

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man of many hats – and faces.

The British heartthrob’s new face is that of an otter, which he mimics so precisely that we demand to see a birth certificate proving that he is, in fact, a human.

After months of fans noting that Cumberbatch resembles an otter, the Sherlock actor took to The Graham Norton Show (along with Johnny Depp) and was asked to recreate a series of otter poses as viral bait – which he did. Flawlessly.

The resemblance is uncanny.

We’re adding his otter moments to our ever-growing list of iconic Cumberbatch moments that fuel our obsession.

1. When he whipped out his flask at the Oscars.

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2. When he photobombed Bono.

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3. When his neck appeared longer than a human child.

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4. When he was made of milk chocolate.

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5. When he hung out with Tom Hiddleston, and we physically couldn’t bear the weight of our longing.

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As Cumberbitches, we will surely be in line to see his upcoming film Black Mass, – in which Depp stars as gangster James “Whitey” Bulger and Cumberbatch as Billy Bulger – when it opens in the U.S.

“People [who] like the viral pictures of me and an otter will go and see a film about a violent gangster. Yay!” Cumberbatch said on the show.

But actually.

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