TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man was bitten 41 times by a rabid otter, according to a report.
WPBF reported that the Jupiter man was outside feeding birds when he noticed the otter in a pond. The man lifted his hand to close a gate and the otter caused him to fall.
The man was bitten on the legs, hands and arms, according to WPBF.
The otter also reportedly attacked a dog and was eventually captured by residents with a recycling bin, according to WPBF.
The otter tested positive for rabies, WPBF reported. Officials said the otter’s rabies was likely from a raccoon.