Otter Attacks Triathlete

Posted: July 17, 2012 in events, injury, misc
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Triathlete Leah Prudhomme was bitten 25 times by an otter while swimming in a lake near Duluth, Minnesota.

As reported by Fox Sports North

Eventually, the animal – which can range in size from 36 to 60 inches — popped up out of the water, and Prudhomme recognized it as an otter. She tried to kick water at it and swim backward, but she was unable to escape. Her wetsuit was being torn to shreds, and the bites kept coming. In the meantime, Huseth swam to shore, where Prudhomme’s father and children could hear her screaming. Her father, who was beginning to panic, got in his boat and eventually brought Prudhomme to shore.

Otter bites triathlete 25 times

Photo credit: Leah Prudhomme via

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