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Triathlete says she won't let otter bites keep her from competing

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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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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