Mail carrier bit by lemur

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by CNN

kvue.com

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

HOUSTON COUNTY, Texas -- A Texas mail carrier is recovering from a lemur attack.

Marla Reeves says she was finishing up her route Tuesday when a Grapeland family's pet lemur jumped into her vehicle, bit her and jumped out.

Reeves has wounds from two bites, one on her wrist and another on her forearm.

"[I] was fixing to pull away and when I looked back to pull away, that's when I felt the pain in my hand. I looked at my hand and the lemur was on my hand and I lifted my arm up like this, and blood was all down my arm," Reeves said.

The owner of the lemur was able to get him inside a metal cage. The Houston County Sheriff's Office says the lemur will now be quarantined for 30 days and tested for rabies.

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