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megimoo
03-06-2010, 03:51 PM
VENICE -- An rabid otter emerged from the brush and attacked a 96-year-old man early this morning, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reported.

The victim was walking in the 300 block of Venice East Boulevard 4:23 a.m. today when he was attacked, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Two witnesses saw the victim on the ground being attacked by the otter and used garden tools to fend it off. They called 9-1-1, according to a sheriff's report.Both the victim and one of the witnesses who came to his rescue, a 36-year-old man, went to the Venice emergency room for treatment of injuries. The other rescuer was uninjured.

The witnesses thought they had killed the animal, but it began to retreat to the brush and had to be put down as dangerous to the public.Animal Services responded and took the animal for its investigation. A rabies came back positive.


http://www.bradenton.com/2010/03/05/2108995/vicious-otter-attacks-man-96.html

Gingersnap
03-06-2010, 07:50 PM
That guy will never have to buy another drink as long as he lives, though. :D

Rockntractor
03-06-2010, 07:58 PM
That guy will never have to buy another drink as long as he lives, though. :D

He otter write a book about it!

SarasotaRepub
03-06-2010, 11:11 PM
I saw this one but wanted to see if Megi was on his toes. ;):D

Constitutionally Speaking
03-07-2010, 05:54 AM
Was the victim a former President named Jimmy???

JBG
03-08-2010, 10:56 AM
Was the victim a former President named Jimmy???

That was a killer rabbit attack. Vewy scawy.

noonwitch
03-08-2010, 02:52 PM
My dad lives near Venice, I wonder if he knows the guy?

Dad's always telling us about all the animals that are native to that area-not just the gators, but the bobcats, deer, feral pigs, and so on that live among all the senior complexes along the gulf coast of Florida.

megimoo
03-08-2010, 04:30 PM
I saw this one but wanted to see if Megi was on his toes. ;):DAlways looking,always !