Two adult otters attacked and injured a boy on Monday, August 4th, at Lake of the Woods near Echo Lake, east of Kalispell.
FWP personnel searched the site of the attack the following night, but did not locate the otters. FWP will continue to monitor the situation. FWP spoke with residents on the lake informing them of the attack.
Otters have occasionally been aggressive. Recreationists should use caution around these aquatic members of the weasel family. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services recommends seeking medical attention and contacting your local public health department if bitten by any animal.
FWP is actively investigating the incident.
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