Posted: Jul 10, 2013 4:37 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2013 4:57 PM
BOZEMAN - A woman was attacked by an otter in the Hebgen Basin, prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to warn people to use caution around the animals.
The attack happened Tuesday night near the Madison River Bridge at mile marker 4 on Highway 191. The woman suffered significant bites to her hand.
There is also an unconfirmed report of a male angler being attacked as well later in the evening.
"While otter attacks are extremely rare, these are wild animals and they can be aggressive making it especially important for people to keep a safe distance from adults and their pups," a news release from FWP states.
FWP is posting signs in the area warning of the danger.