MAN WALKING IN SINGAPORE BOTANICAL GARDENS NEARLY DIES BY MOB OF OTTERS ATTACK
So otters have not only been in the news, they are doing it all over the world. You may have heard about the otters that have been randomly attacking passersby in Anchorage, Alaska. The random attacks have been going on for months, involving people walking around with their dogs, even joggers. But those otters’ behavior is highly unusual, as they are not normally territorial with humans. But like most animals, they can be aggressive if they feel threatened. And in a case of mistaken identity, that seems to be what happened when a mob of otters nearly killed an English man walking in the Singapore Botanical Gardens.
MOB OF OTTERS NARLY KILLED MAN, WHO’S LUCKY ATTACK WAS INTERRUPTED AFTER 10 SECONDS
The nearly killed man is 60-odd-year-old Graham Spencer, who was taking his daily walk at 6 am on November 30th in the Singapore Botanical Gardens. He was enjoying the walk when about 20 otters literally ambushed him. He fell down in the attack and they trampled him, biting him multiple times. In all, he suffered 26 bite wounds on his legs, fingers, and rear end. The attack lasted only 10 or 12 seconds. But if it had gone on any longer, Spencer is convinced he would now be dead. “If they bite my face or my neck, I’m dead,” he told media.
IF NOT FOR A FRIEND WHO QUICKLY INTERVENED, MOB OF OTTERS WOULD HAVE KILLED HIM
If it wasn’t for a friend who saw the attack and ran over screaming, which scared the otters away, the dangerous mob of otters attack could have had a very different ending for Spencer in the otherwise lovely botanical gardens. He says he’s tall and weighs over 200 pounds, so if the mob of otters had attacked a small child, he’s convinced they would be goners as he feels lucky to still be alive. So why did the otters attack him? Well, a jogger had just run past, stepping on one of the otters in the dim, morning light. Unfortunately for Spencer, the otters attacked him as the offending otter trampler.
O not only should we all watch where we step, watch where everyone else steps, too. Nature has its own land mines!