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Woman Sues Cemetery After She Was Attacked By Coyote At Her Mother's Grave

Gray coyote (Photo by igor.stevanovic/Shutterstock)
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A woman who was attacked by a coyote while she was visiting her mother's grave at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills is suing the cemetery.The woman Mari Teroganesian says that she was tending her mother's grave on August 2, 2012 when she was "viciously attacked" by a coyote that caused her "various severe and permanent injuries," according to City News Service.

Teroganesian filed a lawsuit claiming that the cemetery should have had more gates to keep out coyotes and that it should have had signs warning visitors about wildlife.

Coyotes attacks on humans aren't all that common, but it just so happens that this summer a 2-year-old was attacked and dragged by a coyote at a Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress. She was treated for rabies and a gash a couple inches long on her leg.