Because of the risk to public safety, efforts will be made to locate this group of river otters and remove them, Fish and Game said.
“The fact that an otter attacked a person was certainly surprising,” said a wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, who added that it’s hard to know what the motivation behind the otter’s “unusual behavior” was.
The dog’s owner waded waist-deep into Taku Lake and was bitten on his hand while pulling the husky-mix away from the river otters,.
River otters (Lutra canadensis) observed in a lake that typically is home to beavers.
River otters observed within Anchorage city limits.