Otter-ly dangerous: Some Minnesota swimmers are under attack

by Thor on Aug. 03rd, 2012

Humans...they taste just like chicken: Several reports of otters attacking swimmers in Minnesota this summer are very unusual situations, authorities say.
Humans...they taste just like chicken: Several reports of otters attacking swimmers in Minnesota this summer are very unusual situations, authorities say.Courtesy Dmitry Azovtsev
This may be a preview of the next big summer blockbuster movie, but several swimmers have come under attack by otters this summer. This latest report chronicles how two otters ganged up on a swimmer near Aitkin. Just think of the film possibilities, cute and cuddly otters in one scene suddenly turn predatory in the next. A Department of Natural Resources official did comment that these types of attacks are extremely rare and people in northern Minnesota are much more likely to cross paths with a black bear or mountain lion.

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