TAMPA (FOX 13) – A Hillsborough County woman has a mangled right leg — and three weeks’ worth of rabies shots ahead of her — after being mauled by a raccoon.
Gabrielle Luig says she had to punch the raccoon to get it to stop biting her, and then it even chased her back to the house. She’s telling her story as a warning to her neighbors in Citrus Park because the raccoon is still out there.
Luig says the county told her it can’t go looking for the raccoon because it would be impossible to single it out from other raccoons. But she says they should at least search her neighborhood because this animal is clearly rabid and attacked her for no reason.