Otter Attack: Woman coldcocks aggressive otter to save her dogs

In Florida, when pets are nabbed from under their owner's noses and dragged to a watery death, everybody think gator. Nobody thinks otter. Nonetheless, according to Leah Vanon of West Boca, it was indeed an aggressive otter that grabbed her lab and fox terrier by their snouts and tried to drown them. But Vanon was having none of it. "I started punching the otter in the face which I felt really bad about because it's cute and I didn't want to hurt it but it was killing my dog," she said.
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