ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) – Authorities say they shot and killed an otter biting a woman who recorded it in a coastal town of Maine.
The Bangor Daily News reports that the otter bit the woman's leg on Wednesday while she took the video of how it landed on South End Beach in Rockland. The animal walked around with children on the beach.
The woman was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital. Police and Maine Marine Patrol officers were able to locate the otter shortly afterwards and killed him. The animal's body was taken to the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention Thursday for a rabies test.
The police received a call earlier this day about the otter because he was approaching the children.
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