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Florida man bit 41 times by rabid otter, report says

By Kevin Accettulla,


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man was bitten 41 times by a rabid otter, according to a report.

WPBF reported that the Jupiter man was outside feeding birds when he noticed the otter in a pond. The man lifted his hand to close a gate and the otter caused him to fall.

The man was bitten on the legs, hands and arms, according to WPBF.

The otter also reportedly attacked a dog and was eventually captured by residents with a recycling bin, according to WPBF.

The otter tested positive for rabies, WPBF reported. Officials said the otter’s rabies was likely from a raccoon.

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