Miami-Dade County

Loose lemur attacks woman outside her home

Courtesy of CBS4

A 21-year old showed off painful injuries she received when she says she was attacked by a lemur outside her home.

Victoria Valledor’s little sister snapped pictures of the animal outside their home off SW 56th Terrace and 140th Place on Monday.

“My 21-year-old sister was leaving the house when the lemur jumped on her and bit her so she had to call 911 and the lemur started chasing her around and then when 911 came the lemur started chasing them around too,” said Isabella Valledor.

The victim’s grandmother Celia Rodon says she ran to get a banana and gave it to the lemur to get its attention but the animal, once again, grabbed a hold of the victim.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue as well as FWC’s captive wildlife division responded to the scene.

“Through tricks and practice and a lot of training they were able to coax it to a kennel and they removed the lemur from the scene,” said Lorenzo Veloz with FWC.

FWC says it’s unknown where the lemur came from.

“Due to the area where we are, there are people licensed to have these lemurs so now it’s under investigation,” said Veloz.