SUBURBAN BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Health Department has issued an "otter alert" for the citizens of West Boca Raton after an aggressive otter attacked two people and a dog in separate incidents over the weekend.
According to a release, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has set out traps and begun distributing informational flyers to residents in the area of the Boca Chase development after two separate attacks between Thursday and Sunday. Rabies is suspected but not confirmed.
Palm Beach County epidemiologists have been in contact with a man and a woman who were attacked by the otter on different days. A dog that had two run-ins with the otter was placed in quarantine for 45 days.
Anyone with information is asked to call 561-671-4184. Rabies shots are available through Animal Care and Control by calling 561-233-1200.
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