Weather Forecast

Above is a North American river otter. Otters like this one bit the legs of a woman who was swimming Tuesday in Lake Owen near Drummond, Wis. (1999 file / News Tribune)

Otter attack surprises Austrian tourist swimming in Wisconsin lake

Email News Alerts

DRUMMOND, Wis. - An Austrian woman on vacation in Wisconsin is getting rabies shots after she said she was bitten several times by at least two otters while swimming in a lake.


Brigitte France was out for her customary morning swim on Lake Owen when she heard something hissing behind her, she told the Duluth News Tribune.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.