Otter Ordeal Could Be Over After Body Found in Boca

Otter found in lake to be tested for rabies

Could South Florida's attacking otter ordeal be over?

The body of an otter was found in a Boca Raton lake Wednesday afternoon, near the scene of recent rabid otter attacks on three people and one dog, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control will test the body to determine whether it had rabies.

The latest attack happened last week at a home near Yamato Road and U.S. 441, when a man spied the otter in a lake behind his parents' home.

"I went around to the backyard and saw an otter laying in the grass," said William Gibbons. "I began observing the otter, and it came out of the water and bit me."

Gibbons caught the whole attack on camera. He received several precautionary rabies shots after the attack. A week before,two people and a dog were attacked at the Boca Chase Development.

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