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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

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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.

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