Triathlete suffers 25 bites in rare otter attack


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An Anoka woman faced a bizarre situation when she went swimming in a Duluth lake this week and an otter attacked. Fangs pierced Leah Prudhomme’s legs as she swam across the deep, dark rum-coloured Island Lake in Minnesota. It could be anything, she thought – muskrats, beavers, maybe a muskie. But it didn’t let up.


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