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British Man Attacked By Otters In Park Thought He Was Going To Die

Jake Massey

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British Man Attacked By Otters In Park Thought He Was Going To Die

***WARNING: CONTAINS PICTURES OF OTTER INJURIES***

A British man thought he was going to die after he was viciously attacked by a romp of otters.

Graham George Spencer was strolling through Singapore Botanic Gardens at around 6.40am on 30 November when he spotted about 20 otters approaching on a dimly lit path in front of him.

The otters turned nasty quickly. Credit: Alamy
The otters turned nasty quickly. Credit: Alamy

It was the first time Graham, who lives in Singapore, had ever seen otters in the park, where he has been taking morning walks for around five months.

But any wonder at the majesty of nature rapidly evaporated when they 'went crazy', biting his hands, legs and arse '26 times in 10 seconds'.

Speaking to The Straits Times, he said: "I actually thought I was going to die - they were going to kill me."

Graham thought the otters were going to kill him. Credit: Graham George Spencer
Graham thought the otters were going to kill him. Credit: Graham George Spencer

Graham said the otters were seemingly spooked by a passing runner, who was able to avoid their attacks, before they turned on him.

He said: "All of a sudden, they must have thought I was (the runner)."

Mercifully, Graham was walking in the park with a friend, who screamed at the otters, prompting them to temporarily hold fire.

The pair then fled to a nearby visitor centre as the otters gave chase.

Speaking to local outlet Today, he said: "I was bitten 26 times in 10 seconds. If it wasn't for my friend, I don’t think I'd still be here. I'd be dead."

Luckily though, he isn't dead - but he is wounded.

The otters did some damage. Credit: Graham George Spencer
The otters did some damage. Credit: Graham George Spencer

Graham took himself to Gleneagles hospital, where he was given tetanus shots and oral antibiotics, as well as stitches for some of his otter bites.

He has since returned to the hospital three times to treat his wounds, spending about $1,200 (£908) in medical bills.

Featured Image Credit: Graham George Spencer

Topics: News, Animals

Jake Massey
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