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Dog walker attacked by pack of feral cats


Posted on Friday, 26 July, 2013 | Comment icon 84 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A dog walker in France was left badly wounded after being attacked by a pack of six feral cats.

The highly unusual attack took place in the tourist city of Belfort near the Swiss border. The woman had been walking her dog when the cats pounced, dragging her to the ground while biting and scratching her. She was left with blood gushing from a torn artery and ended up being rushed to hospital where she was treated for her wounds and given an injection to protect against rabies. She was said to have been left traumatized by the incident.

Police investigating the attack have stated that it is "highly unusual" and that is represents a "cause for great concern". Warnings have been put out asking people to avoid contact with any feral cats in the area and not to feed them.

"A dog-walker was the victim of a ‘nightmare’ attack when a pack of feral cats dragged her to the ground and mauled her."

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Comment icon #75 Posted by backwoods_ninja on 1 August, 2013, 19:30
I was talking more to the people who didn't believe cats could or would work in packs or thought a pack of kitties weren't dangerous. though considering a cat can jump about 5 or 6 times its body length from a standstill it climbing u might not be the issue. and as for tough it was only once bit I've personally seen a cat beat the hell put of a Doberman one on one. sorry for the typos my phone's autocorrect hates me
Comment icon #76 Posted by danielost on 1 August, 2013, 23:34
I think we have over looked one possible reason for this attack. This was a hunting attack. The story does say one of the cats took a bite out of her. Slim chance but maybe
Comment icon #77 Posted by DKO on 3 August, 2013, 1:48
I bet the dog had something to do with it. Maybe some of the cats were mothers and had young kittens nearby. Dog goes sniffing around a bush and goes after the kittens, that would cause the mother cats to flip out.
Comment icon #78 Posted by Godofcats on 3 August, 2013, 2:31
Cats are stronger than many peole think. Maybe six cats could do some damage to a small person if they had the motivation
Comment icon #79 Posted by shrooma on 3 August, 2013, 2:35
. i'm not so sure Moonshadow, they were french remember- her dog was probably surrendering before she was! :-D
Comment icon #80 Posted by DKO on 3 August, 2013, 2:46
I'm picturing the poodle looked something like this: Any street cat would flip out if it saw something like this walk down its street.
Comment icon #81 Posted by Ad hoc on 3 August, 2013, 2:57
well since it was in a wood on the edge of town, more like they saw that and thought: right, time to show this townie hipster prat how things work around here.
Comment icon #82 Posted by EllJay on 3 August, 2013, 13:52
Comment icon #83 Posted by Wickian on 3 August, 2013, 17:05
I was attacked by a cat once. It was just a quick Bite-and-Run, but it still left scars, caused some kind of under-the-skin build-up(which eventually cleared itself) and bruised my entire calf. A feral cat is indeed dangerous.


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