Monday, July 16, 2012

First It Was the Thin Mints Melee . . .

Anoka triathlete suffers 25 bites in otter attack in Island Lake near Duluth

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet Kelly Smith has a novel hidden in a drawer. Check out that opening:

Fangs pierced Leah Prudhomme's legs as she swam across the deep, dark rum-colored northern Minnesota lake. It could be anything, she thought -- muskrats, beavers, maybe a muskie. But it didn't let up.

In the middle of Island Lake near Duluth, the triathlete struggled as the animal sunk its needle-sharp teeth into her legs, feet and back, leaving 25 bite marks, some 2 inches deep.

"It just kept coming after me," said Prudhomme, 33, of Anoka. "You never knew where it was going to bite next."

In between peppering her with puncture marks, the animal's head popped up a few feet away. That's when Prudhomme noticed its distinctive long tapered tail, small beady eyes and gray head. An otter.

And yes, Otter Attack WBAGNFARB.