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Police: Woman mauled by coyote, left ‘drenched in blood’

March 20, 2018 GMT

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 reports the animal attacked her from a nearby bush, biting her numerous times.

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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.

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Information from: The Courier-Express, http://www.thecourierexpress.com