Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Manhunt underway for groundhog with history of attacking people

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi is hoping to catch a groundhog with a history of attacking people. Sheriff Leo Mask says the latest incident happened on Sunday.

 One woman says she was scratched on the leg during an attack on the porch of a home. The sheriff adds the animal then went inside and bit another woman.

One of the women, who did not want to be identified, said she went to a medical clinic for treatment of her injuries and was given a tetanus shot.

Mask says the investigation has turned up other people who say they have been attacked by the animal as well. He says deputies have set a trap in hopes of catching the groundhog.

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