A 77-year-old woman from Florida was attacked by an aggressive otter while on a kayaking trip with her husband. Following the attack, the woman’s boat overturned. The victim was taken to the hospital where she required a couple of stitches and rabies shots.
Otter Attacks Woman. Victim Tries to Hit it with Paddle
Sue Spector, 77, recalls being on the Braden River with Marty, her husband, and a group of people when the incident occurred. The woman told a news outlet that, on Sunday, she decided to go out with her husband on the kayaking trip, as the weather was perfect.
She recalls the first part of the trip as being something out of a fairytale, with her kayak gently running across the water, as the rest of the group floated away from her. Spector remembers telling her husband, at some point, that she saw an otter sitting on a log.
However, when Spector pointed out the gentle creature, the otter left the log, swam to Spector’s boat, jumped in and started bashing her.
The woman remembered that the furry creature bit and scratched her in an aggressive matter as if it was provoked or rapid. Hearing his wife’s calls for help, Marty steered towards Sue’s kayak and attempted to hit the otter with his battle.
The creature fought back and managed to overturn Marty’s kayak, before diverting its attention towards his wife. Sue also remembers using her paddle in an attempt to drive off the enraged otter, but to no avail.
In the end, the creature managed to overturn Sue’s kayak as well. With two boats in the bag, the otter returned triumphantly to its nest. Following the incident, the Florida woman and her husband were taken to the hospital. Sue needed several stitches and a couple of rabies shots.
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