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Otter ‘comes out of nowhere’ to launch vicious attack on man feeding ducks

A Florida man is recovering after a rabid otter attacked him whereas he was making an attempt to feed some pond geese.

is reporting that Joseph Scaglione, a retiree who lives in Jupiter, FL — about half-hour north of West Palm Seashore — had a each day ritual of feeding the geese that swim in a pond close to his residence within the afternoon.

And he thought that he’d be capable to do the identical factor on Tuesday (September 26).

Sadly for him, a rabid otter had different plans.

Florida man, family dog attacked by rabid otter while he was feeding ducks

Joseph Scaglione was feeding some pond geese when the assault occurred (Picture: YouTube)

Scaglione stated that the rabid otter “got here out of nowhere” and commenced biting him incessantly, in the end breaking his pores and skin greater than three dozen occasions.

“My pinky is the worst. I’ve two puncture wounds. I am undecided if it goes proper by means of or no matter. One is on the nook of the place the cuticle was,” he stated to the outlet.

Scaglione finally shook the critter off, nevertheless it wasn’t executed with its marketing campaign of terror.

The otter then took off after a pair who was strolling their canine within the neighborhood, finally biting the poor pet, earlier than neighbors got here to the rescue.

Florida man, family dog attacked by rabid otter while he was feeding ducks

The bites from the otter have been notably vicious (Picture: YouTube)

After the otter was trapped, the Palm Seashore County Animal Care and Management was known as, the place checks revealed it had examined optimistic for rabies.

Due to this, the otter was euthanized.

Whereas the extent of the pup’s accidents have been unclear, each the pooch and Mr. Scaglione have been examined for rabies — and, fortuitously, got here up adverse.

The otter assault is the primary of its form in additional than ten years within the space.

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