Two cheetahs maul Fla. woman
The owner of a wildlife sanctuary in Wellington, Fla. was attacked Sunday by two cheetahs and hospitalized after sustaining 40 puncture wounds, the Associated Press reported.
Judy Berens was airlifted to a local hospital, but her injuries appear to be non-life threatening, police said.
She was conducting an exhibition with two male cheetahs when one became distracted by a bouncing ball ouside. The cheetah moved toward the ball and knocked Berens down, police said. The cheetah then attacked, clawing and biting her, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Widlife Conservation Commission said. At some point the other cheetah joined in the attack.
Several people entered the cheetah cage and rescued her.
An investigation is underway, but it appears no laws were violated.