Leah Prudhomme got a big surprise while swimming in Island Lake in the Duluth area, where she has been swimming for years. An otter attack left her with 25 bite and claw marks. Duluth's KDLH has the story:
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The last time Leah Prudhomme went for a swim in Island Lake she was attacked by a possibly rabid otter. But she's determined not to let the 25 bites she sustained - or the rabies shots she's getting - keep her from competing in this weekend's triathlon.
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