BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are on the hunt for a possibly rabid coyote that mauled a Pennsylvania woman, leaving her badly wounded and “drenched in blood.”
Brookville borough police say a night shift employee of an assisted living community was attacked around midnight Sunday while she was walking in the area. The Courier Express <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/local/coyote-mauls-brookville-woman/article%E2%80%941eaabdcc-9b7e-5c9a-a890-251f62bc16d3.html”>reports</a> the animal attacked her from a nearby bush, biting her numerous times.
Brookville Police Chief Vince Markle says the woman was “drenched in blood” and required over 20 stitches and a rabies vaccination. He says the woman may also need reconstructive surgery.
Brookville is about 80 miles (about 130 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.
Information from: The Courier-Express, <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.thecourierexpress.com”>http://www.thecourierexpress.com</a>