- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Authorities say they shot and killed an otter that bit a woman who was recording it in a seaside Maine city.

The Bangor Daily News reports the otter bit the woman’s leg Wednesday while she was taking the video of it coming ashore on Sandy Beach in Rockland. The animal was running 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 a short while later and killed it. The animal’s body was taken to the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention on Thursday for a rabies test.


This story has been corrected to say the otter bit the woman at Sandy Beach, not South End Beach.

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