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8-year-old boy, grandmother survive vicious otter attack (WA)
KBOI2.com ^ | 08/02/2014 | Lindsay Cohen

Posted on 08/02/2014 10:14:42 AM PDT by aimhigh

Bryce Moser, of Marysville, and his grandmother, Lelani Grove, were both expected to survive their injuries, family members said. Grove has "hundreds of stitches" and a significant eye injury, while Moser has nine staples in his head and cuts all over his body.

"I just hear him screaming, 'Help! Get it off of me! Get it off of me!' and he goes underwater," said Moser's mother, Tabitha. "And then he comes up and I see the thing all the way on top of his head."

"(The otter) had him by the back of his head and it was holding him down," added witness Dean Springer, Bryce's great-uncle. "Just the whole body was wrapped around him."

"It immediately went to the same position on the top of her head and had hands on her eyes and was biting the back of her head," Moser continued. "As I'm hitting it with an umbrella and trying to get it off of her, it's just getting more and more mad."

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Ouch.
1 posted on 08/02/2014 10:14:42 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Jus’ damn. Sounds like an aquatic wolverine.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 10:17:01 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aimhigh

Never heard of such a thing.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: aimhigh

B-B-But I thought otters were “The Mammals of Peace”.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 10:18:29 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: aimhigh

They otter be more careful where they swim.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 10:18:32 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Joe 6-pack

I remember on that croc hunter show the keepers were more worried about having to go into the otter enclosure than mess around with the crocodiles.

FReegards


6 posted on 08/02/2014 10:20:09 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: aimhigh

That is extremely unusual. If they catch the critter my first thought would be to check it for rabies. I’ve never heard of a rabid otter before but then I never heard of a rabid caribou until one was killed and diagnosed on Alaska’s North Slope many years ago when I worked there.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 10:23:19 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: aimhigh

rumors abound that the otter was actually Nancy Pelosi


8 posted on 08/02/2014 10:23:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: aimhigh

The kid knows what a wood chuck would if a wood chuck could chuck wood.

Then again:
“I am a fig plucker, I pluck figs, I’m the best fig plucker that ever plucked figs....”


9 posted on 08/02/2014 10:25:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Ken H

No skin off his back.

At least he didn’t get pelted...


10 posted on 08/02/2014 10:26:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Ken H

Why I otter......


11 posted on 08/02/2014 10:27:20 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: aimhigh

Experiences, like this, have a way of knawing at you for a long time...


12 posted on 08/02/2014 10:27:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Joe 6-pack

As you probably know, closely related.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustelidae

For some reason, we think otters are cute and therefore safe.

AFAIK, nobody thinks that way about weasels, ferrets or wolverines.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 10:29:21 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: aimhigh

Reminds me of the cover of one of those MEN’S MAGAZINES back in the 1950s and 60s where a man is fighting off animals.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 10:30:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: left that other site

“Know this, time child! I shall smash your skull like a clam on my tummy!” comes to mind. (South Park epi)


15 posted on 08/02/2014 10:31:05 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sherman Logan

Yep...very closely related. I used to have pet ferrets. Cool critters. If I was a mouse, I’d be more terrified of a ferret than I would of a cat. If you really want to know how vicious and aggressive weasels can be, check out this stoat murdering a rat bigger than he is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB_1WG0w85E


16 posted on 08/02/2014 10:31:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aimhigh

Luckily, it wasn’t a giant otter. Up to 8 feet and 75 pounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_otter


17 posted on 08/02/2014 10:32:24 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Calvin Locke

LOL.

I hope the kid is OK now, though.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Vendome

Oh you’re on a roll!


19 posted on 08/02/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: aimhigh
The issue isn't whether the otter broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with his aquatic guests (he did), but if we blame the otter, shouldn't we blame the entire animal kingdom? And if we do, isn't this an indictment of all of God's creation? Now, I'll put it to you: you can say what you want about the otter, but I'm not going to sit here and let you badmouth God!
20 posted on 08/02/2014 10:36:38 AM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: 43north

We used to liveaboard in the San Juans, WA. and fished, recreationally, for Salmon. A number of times you’d fight a salmon for a while and then the line would pay out radically, then release. Invariably you’d real in a Salmon w/ the belly missing. Then the otter would do the backstroke while he dined.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 10:37:18 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: null and void; Slings and Arrows
Otter in the sack PING


22 posted on 08/02/2014 10:37:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks. Wow, they’re really strong, too! He dragged that rat around, probably twice his weight, like it weighed nothing at all. Straight up the wall.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 10:40:35 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: johniegrad

Imagine if the otter was in an SUV?!


24 posted on 08/02/2014 10:41:56 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

You need to get back to your Bible. All this is explained in the book of Genesis.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 10:48:27 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Sherman Logan

Natives along the Amazon in South America call otters “River Wolves”


26 posted on 08/02/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Then there’s the Honey Badger. Nothing can stop the Honey Badger. It’s pretty badass.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Sherman Logan

You otter be careful out there.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 10:52:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Fantasywriter

I “think” he’s kidding.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 10:53:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Ken H

It will badger you until it gets your honey?


30 posted on 08/02/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Ken H

31 posted on 08/02/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 43north
If they catch the critter my first thought would be to check it for rabies. I’ve never heard of a rabid otter before

Yep. Otters do get rabies. I remember a few years ago there was an FR thread about a man attacked by a rabid otter.

32 posted on 08/02/2014 11:07:50 AM PDT by fso301
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To: aimhigh
Other otter attacks:

Teens savagely attacked by wild river otter describe it as a scene out of ‘Jaws’

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teens-recall-otter-attack-article-1.1411469

http://i.cbc.ca/1.1519497.1379102231!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_300/hi-bc-130813-otter3-4col.jpg

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/bozemandailychronicle.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/5/56/55610d6e-f328-11e2-b733-0019bb2963f4/51edc377851cf.preview-300.jpg

33 posted on 08/02/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT by FBD
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To: Vendome

A Fig Plucker? lol. Talk about an ‘accidental slip o the tongue’ waiting to happen. And it WILL happen! I can’t even think of the phrase without reversing the letters in my head.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 11:11:24 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Shimmer1

Like a log in a cloggin contest...


35 posted on 08/02/2014 11:12:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 43north

I believe that any mammal can get rabies.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 11:19:30 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Ken H

Yes, Honey Badger just doesn’t care.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 11:21:12 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: lee martell

Three times fast as you can.

My favorite drinkin joke...


38 posted on 08/02/2014 11:34:13 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: aimhigh

Otters with guns bump.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 11:39:13 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: aimhigh

I wasn't anywhere NEAR the place!

40 posted on 08/02/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: a fool in paradise

Theme music: “You Otter Know,” by Alanis Marmoset.


41 posted on 08/02/2014 11:57:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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42 posted on 08/02/2014 12:01:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is what happens when otters start hanging with the Angry Beavers.

“Evil communications corrupt good manners.”


43 posted on 08/02/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: gorush

I was reeling in a small halibut in Cook Inlet one fine summer day when a salmon shark got hold of it. That was a tug of war for a couple of minutes. Wasn’t enough of the halibut left to salvage.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 12:16:04 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: aimhigh

must of had babies close by


45 posted on 08/02/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: 43north
"This is extremely unusual"

Its fairly common, if there are otter pups around. You can find YouTube videos. They'll even attack crocodiles

I had a close encounter with female otter with pups 15 years ago but she didn't attack. We did have a 10 second eye to eye stare down.

46 posted on 08/02/2014 12:51:38 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: aimhigh

I remember seeing a program about the Amazon and it was mentioned that the giant river otters were very dangerous.


47 posted on 08/02/2014 1:09:00 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 43north
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48 posted on 08/02/2014 1:24:47 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Ken H

You shouldn’t otter be swimming in that river.


49 posted on 08/02/2014 1:49:58 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hamas otters


50 posted on 08/02/2014 2:27:35 PM PDT by MrKatykelly
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