Heading to France on holidays?
Beware of the cat.
A 31-year-old French woman was attacked by a pack of feral cats as she walked her dog in the north-east region Franch-Comté.
At the time of the incident, the victim was strolling alongside a wood in Belfort, a popular tourist location for many European travellers.
Further to the trauma of the attack, the woman was left with injuries to her arms and legs and a gashed artery after the run-in with the wild animals.
Her dog was also seriously injured in the fray, which has been linked to the hot weather exacerbating the cats’ aggression.
The mother of the victim, Josette Galliot spoke to l’Est Republicain about the ‘nightmare’ ordeal her daughter had suffered.
With figures of around 8,000 feral cats reportedly born in France every day, tourists have been warned not to approach or try to feed any strays they come across.