River Otter Attacks Woman


(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – A woman was attacked by a river otter near West Yellowstone, Tuesday. Montana state wildlife officials say the woman was viciously bit several times near the Madison River Bridge in the Hebgen Basin. Otter attacks are rare, though the animals are known to be particularly aggressive when defending their pups. They advise visitors to avoid close interactions with otters and other wildlife.

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