Tucson woman slightly injured in javelina attackPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A Tucson woman was treated at a hospital for lacerations after being attacked by some javelinas.
Authorities say the 64-year-old woman left her home at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to walk her small, leashed dog when she saw a javelina eating out of a tipped-over garbage can.
The woman fell when she tried to get away and she says as many as three javelinas then charged her.
Authorities say she suffered some cuts from the fall and unspecified lacerations from the boar-like animals, but managed to get back into her home.
The Arizona Daily Star says the unidentified woman was treated and released from a Tucson hospital.
State Game and Fish Department officials say javelinas act instinctively to a dog's presence because they don't distinguish it from a coyote.