A Growing Craze for Big Cats Has Led to Maulings and Deaths. Beware—It's a Jungle Out There

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Chincoteague
State: 
Virginia
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
People
Summary: 

A woman was attacked by an escaped black panther while she was talking on the phone in the kitchen of her mobile home. The woman hit the big cat on the head with a broom before it slashed her leg and arm. She recovered from her wounds after a brief period in the hospital.

Publication: 
People
Author: 
Susan Horsburgh, Joanna Blonska, Alicia Shepard