August 23rd, 2005 | researchmaterial
YOUR LITTLE DOG IS DEAD
Then the 4-foot-long otter seized Mike’s snout with its teeth and started to drag the fluffy, white dog into the lake.
Heather screamed for help. As the otter pulled the dog under, a family friend grabbed a pole, jumped into a small boat and tried to rescue Mike. But the dog already was limp and floating away. “The otter went under water,” said Rick Wolf, 19. “Then it jumped on the back of the boat and started attacking my foot.”
“The otter had his whole mouth around (Wolf’s) shoe,” said Heather. Wolf, whose shoe was not penetrated by the otter’s teeth, kicked and jabbed it with the stick. The otter swam over to Mike, grabbed the dog and glided off.
The body of the dog, an American Eskimo, was found on the shore of the lake on Wednesday, a day after the attack…