A Florida senior citizen was reportedly attacked by an otter during a kayaking trip on the Braden River. After the incident, the woman was taken to the hospital where she needed several stitches and rabies shots. The Florida wildlife authorities cautioned kayakers to steer clear of the area where the woman was attacked.
Florida Woman Said Otter Toppled Two Kayaks
Sue Spector, the 77-year-old Florida resident who was recently involved in an unusual event, told the reporters that she and her husband Morty decided to go on a kayaking trip. On early Sunday morning, the couple rowed they’re kayaking up the Braden River, and everything was perfect until Spector saw something lying on a log.
The woman recalls telling her husband that there’s an otter ahead, sitting on a floating log. Curiously enough, as soon as the woman pointed out the seemingly calm creature, the otter left the log and went straight for Spector’s kayak.
Believing that the creature was just being friendly, Spector stopped rowing and remained to pet the gentle creature. However, the otter jumped on Spector’s kayak and began biting and scratching her like crazy.
The woman recalls trying to use the kayak’s paddle in order to drive the animal away, but the animal didn’t seem to mind being struck in the head. Hearing her wife’s scream, Mart went to help her only to get caught in the crossfire, so to say.
The man told a news outlet that he also tried to use the paddle in order to remove the critter, but the otter jumped on his kayak, making it overturn. Seconds later, the animal resumed the attack, overturning Spector’s kayak as well.
Following the event, the Florida woman was taken to the hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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