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Pioneer Press Photo by Scott Takushi Rory Kliewer, 12, of Minneapolis, was attacked by an otter while swimming at Bone Lake in Polk County, Wis., and suffered multiple bites, scratches and bruises, including these scratches on her face and ear, photographed on Wednesday.

Minneapolis girl attacked by otter: Minn. 12-year-old left injured, ‘traumatized’

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It was a fun time at the lake — until the otter arrived.

After spending about an hour swimming with friends in Bone Lake near Luck, Wis., on Saturday, Rory Kliewer began to climb a ladder onto a dock when she suddenly felt something bite her backside and thigh.


“I thought it was a northern pike,” the 12-year-old Minneapolis girl said Wednesday. “I thought a fish was after me.”

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