Out-Of-Control Otter Terrorizes Boca Raton

Two people, dog attacked by vicious otter

An out-of-control otter that has attacked two people and a dog in the past week has become public enemy number one in Boca Raton.

Animal Care & Control and the Palm Beach County Health Department sent out an alert Monday warning people of the nasty otter that could be rabid, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The otter is behind an attack at the Boca Chase Development last Thursday on a an 8-year-old golden retriever named Chester, who escaped the encounter with just a few scratches.

Two more attacks, this time on two people, happened Sunday morning.

"The otter ran out and attacked the two people unprovoked," Animal Control spokeswoman Karen Buchan told the Sun-Sentinel.

There are several bodies of water in the Boca Chase neighborhood where the otter can come and go from. Animal control is trying traps baited with tuna to catch him, but so far he hasn't been found. They're also passing out fliers throughout nearby neighborhoods for people to be on the lookout for the otter.

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