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Lemur attacks woman outside South Florida home

Posted at 2:31 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 14:31:22-04

MIAMI (AP) - A 21-year-old woman is recovering from injuries suffered during an attack by a lemur outside her Miami home.

CBS 4 (http://cbsloc.al/29Srh0Y ) reports Victoria Valledor looked outside after hearing scratching noises on the door of her home on Monday. When she went outside to check, the lemur jumped on her and bit her.

Isabella Valledor says her sister called 911. But the lemur started chasing her again.

She was taken to the hospital, where she required some stitches to close some of the bite marks.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the home.

Wildlife spokesman Lorenzo Veloz says officials were able to coax the lemur to a kennel and take it from the scene. He says it's unclear where the lemur came from.

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