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(ABC News)   If at all possible, avoid swimming with rabid otters   ( divider line
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2004-08-20 10:01:02 AM  
But their siren song is so seductive.
2004-08-20 10:22:03 AM  
I've lost count of the number of times I've had to tell my kids that.
2004-08-20 10:37:08 AM  
PSA - Also, never insult a rabid racoon. [image from too old to be available]
2004-08-20 12:42:37 PM  
And we thought that sharks were the biggest threats... Silly coastal dwellers- we inland folks have problems too!
2004-08-20 02:07:45 PM  
Rabid Otters is the name of my punk band.

/no. not really.
2004-08-20 03:29:27 PM  
Somebody 'otter' do something about this

2004-08-20 03:30:03 PM  
rabid otters... the moulting beavers.. both good band names...
2004-08-20 03:30:51 PM  
man that must suck (rabies injections)

Otters are bad mofo's. Any member of the weasel family is a bad mofo
2004-08-20 03:31:52 PM  
Gee Otter, thanks. What do I have to do?
2004-08-20 03:32:17 PM  
Beaver fever!
2004-08-20 03:32:25 PM  
That headline just became my MSN Messenger name
2004-08-20 03:32:27 PM  
I got something from a beaver once
/ but the clinic took care of that
2004-08-20 03:32:32 PM  
It's not possible for me.
2004-08-20 03:33:41 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2004-08-20 03:33:54 PM  
Sounds like a Kushtaka to me.
2004-08-20 03:34:03 PM  
proof of evilness...​l

pardon my laziness with html...
2004-08-20 03:34:25 PM  
Otter : "But you can't hold a whole species responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole marsupial species? And if the whole marsupial species is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our genus in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire planet? Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the Milky Way. Gentlemen!
[Leads the otters out of the hearing, all humming the theme to '2001']
[image from too old to be available]
2004-08-20 03:35:10 PM  
But did he see his shadow? Does that mean six more weeks of summer?
2004-08-20 03:36:47 PM  
What's the deal with the cartoon bears in the Charmin ads?

When I shop for toilet paper the last thing I want to think of is whether or not it will work effectively on a bear without chafing.
2004-08-20 03:37:15 PM  
Who takes swimming lessons in a lake? That's what God made pools for. No rabid otters in pools. Just chlorine and lots of urine.
2004-08-20 03:38:08 PM  
"Look at the birds...Up in the trees!"
2004-08-20 03:38:10 PM  
Great, now I want to see how a rabid otter can stand up against organized monkey attacks.

/calls FOX
2004-08-20 03:38:21 PM  
The kid otter know better than that. I mean, parents today don't teach their kids any common sense.

/do like an otter, have sex in the water.

2004-08-20 03:38:59 PM  
Disregard that, my brain is in Friday mode.
[image from too old to be available]
2004-08-20 03:40:00 PM  
and a deputy shot it dead

Are you kidding me?!? Awesome bit of journalism.

Why not "he done kilt that critter real good" why you're at it?

BTW, skinink, great Animal House reference. That's got to be one of the funniest scenes ever.
2004-08-20 03:41:28 PM  
What are you?'
'I'm an otter.'
'And what do you do?'
'I swim around on my back and do cute little human things with my hands!'
'You're free to go . . . .And what are you?'
'I'm a cow.'
'Get in the farking truck, okay, pal?'
'But I'm an animal!'
'You're a baseball glove! Get on that truck!'"

/obligatory dennis leary reference
2004-08-20 03:42:52 PM  
Hope the deputy didn't shoot it in the head. Makes it real hard to check for rabies. Have a friend that works at the state lab and she loves every Monday when all the animal heads collected from the weekend come rolling in from FedEx and UPS.
2004-08-20 03:46:13 PM  
I thought rabid animals became hydrophobic?
2004-08-20 03:46:29 PM  
Words to live by indeed. I think I need to cross stitch it on a pillow.
2004-08-20 03:47:16 PM  
Darn, I submitted this story at a different link. Oh well.

Otters are sooooooooooooooo cute.

Especially when they're otting.
2004-08-20 03:48:25 PM  
No rabies in Australia. Then again a 20 foot croc might drag you away during your swimming lessons there.
2004-08-20 03:49:32 PM  
I think I'm going to make that headline my family motto.
I'll bet it sounds really cool in Latin!
2004-08-20 03:50:37 PM  
Speaking of Evil Otter...

[image from too old to be available]
2004-08-20 03:51:43 PM  
What's up with the photo of the video camera? And what's up with lame photos on internet news in general?
2004-08-20 03:55:07 PM  
You know, I never did trust those damn otters.
2004-08-20 03:55:47 PM  

I thought rabid animals became hydrophobic?

That's probably why he was so pissed. A hyrdophobic otter would be a pretty tough existence ;-).
2004-08-20 03:59:28 PM  
2004-08-20 03:30:51 PM LittleSmitty
man that must suck (rabies injections)

You know, they don't give you injections in the abdomen anymore.

From the Georgia Rabies Manual:
"The deltoid area is the only acceptable site of vaccination for adults and older children. For younger children, the outer aspect of the thigh may be used. Vaccine should never be administered in the gluteal area. *** Any person with a history of pre-exposure vaccination with HDCV, PCEC or RVA; prior post-exposure prophylaxis with
HDCV, PCEC or RVA. # Day 0 is the first day of vaccine administration, not necessarily the day of exposure.

Source: CDC. Human rabies prevention -- United States, 1999: recommendations of the Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 1999; 48 (no. RR-1)."

Stuff I learned since working for the health department.
2004-08-20 04:01:44 PM  
"aren't you supposed to say this won't hurt?"
"oh, but it will. very much!"

//rabis shots are a series of painful shots to the abdomen. they suck LARGE and HARD.
2004-08-20 04:02:00 PM  
"We're not birds, we're a jug band!"

He was probably mad that his mom sold the tool chest

Continued obscure reference....
2004-08-20 04:02:31 PM  
The deltoid area

That would be the upper arm?
2004-08-20 04:02:43 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
"If there's anything in the world I hate, it's otters - filthy little devils!"

(Had I but the smallest amount of Photoshop skills,....I hope you get the idea regardless.)
2004-08-20 04:04:06 PM  
2004-08-20 04:02:31 PM KP97DC
The deltoid area
That would be the upper arm?

Yup, shoulder, basically. Same place you'd get most any other vaccination.
2004-08-20 04:08:04 PM  
That's probably why he was so pissed. A hyrdophobic otter would be a pretty tough existence ;-).
That's probably it. If I was weenerphobic I would be mean as Mussolini.
2004-08-20 04:09:08 PM  

Good, cause in the belly would suck. I thought that they had figured out a better way to do this. Im just wating until they get the little wand thingy from Star Trek. No more shots, or stitches. I hate shots. I know its not a big deal, but I just freaking hate it.
2004-08-20 04:12:23 PM  
there are otters in Putnam Co? Didn't even know there were any in NY State.
2004-08-20 04:12:25 PM  
"That's probably why he was so pissed. A hyrdophobic otter would be a pretty tough existence ;-)."

But he might be cool about it if he was a hydrophobic hydroponic otter.

2004-08-20 04:18:09 PM  
I hate shots. I know its not a big deal, but I just freaking hate it.

Good luck with that heroin addiction, then.

2004-08-20 04:24:56 PM  
2004-08-20 04:18:09 PM

I hate shots. I know its not a big deal, but I just freaking hate it.

Good luck with that heroin addiction, then.


Thats why I only smoke it!
2004-08-20 04:26:59 PM  
I got bit by a suspected rabid dog a while back. The rabies shot (in the arm) wan't bad at all, although I had to get something like four followups. The painful one was the gamma globulin in the butt. Couldn't sit down for two days

//can't believe I'm allowing the phrase "in the butt" to be associated with my name on Fark.....
2004-08-20 04:39:20 PM  
I only make this comment because it's clear from the article that the kid's gonna be okay, but HOLY CRAP, did anyone else picture a wailing 6 year old running out of a lake w/ a flipped out otter biting the shiat out of his back like the poor, effing kid was made of candy? I am laughing so hard picturing this right now... Jesus.
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