BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are on the hunt for a possibly rabid coyote that mauled a woman in Western Pennsylvania, 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.
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.