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Old 11-29-10, 03:06 PM
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Otter attacks in Florida

Boca Raton, Florida -- A third person in west Boca Raton has been bitten by an otter that authorities say could have rabies.

The latest attack was caught on video.

19-year-old college student William Gibbons was videotaping the otter with his camera phone wednesday as it swam in a lake behind his house. The otter appears harmless enough as it swims around, but then it heads for shore.

"As I was taping it, it walked out onto the rocks and onto the grass right here and then it just bit me. It was quick. It was like lightning. It just chased after me and that was it," said Gibbons.

He says the bite wasn't painful, just enough to break the skin.

Gibbons has had several rabies shots, and will need several more.

There have been reports of an otter attacking two other people and a dog in the same area. Locals have decided to name the otter Twikoff.

Animal Care and Control suspects the animal has rabies because of his aggressive behavior, but won't be able to tell for sure until they catch him.

Earlier this year, two men in Venice, Florida were also injured when a "vicious" otter attacked them. The animal was killed and tested positive for rabies.
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Old 11-29-10, 03:11 PM
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Re: Otter attacks in Florida

I saw the video on GMA over the weekend. The high pitched squeal sounds like it could've come from either the otter or the kid.
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Re: Otter attacks in Florida

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Re: Otter attacks in Florida

Florida Otters are the most notorious species of otters out there.
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Re: Otter attacks in Florida

Does he live near a nuclear reactor? For some reason that otter looked huge. Its Mega-Otter!!!
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Re: Otter attacks in Florida

hell yea, they are taking over!
and you knew it had to start in florida

hail to our new otter overlords

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