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Hare attacks people in Austria

Police were forced to kill a rampaging hare that bit an elderly woman, attacked her husband and then turned on officers answering the emergency call.

Austria's state broadcaster ORF reported that the hare bit the 74-year-old as she was hanging out washing in her garden, then attacked her husband. When officers in Linz, Austria's third-largest city, tried to stop it, it attacked them as well.

The unidentified woman was treated for bite on her ankle at a hospital and the released, ORF said on its web site. The carcass of the hare was being examined for rabies.