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Apparent coyote attack in Woburn leaves a mark

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WOBURN, Mass. (WHDH) - A Woburn man has bite marks and bruises to show after he was bitten by a wild animal. Phillip Giglio was getting out of his car when all of a sudden an animal that looked like a dog attacked him.

"I was just getting out of the car and this thing just clung onto the back of me," Giglio said. "I didn't even see it coming, came out of nowhere.”

Giglio has the bite marks to go with his frightening story which all took place in a parking lot.

An officer told Giglio a rabid coyote had been seen in the area.

Regardless Giglio spent the day at the hospital getting numerous shots for rabies. and will have a few follow-ups at the doctor’s office throughout the week.

"I think the thing that saved me was it's Fowler Street cars are going by. Next thing I know I see a motorcycle guy, so maybe it was him that made the noise and scared it off, I don’t know who he was, thank you,” he said.

Despite his painful reminder of what happened Giglio says he's happy *e was the one bitten.

"Thank god it wasn't my son or my girl or anyone else," he said.

Animal Control says coyotes typically aren’t aggressive toward people unless they are rabid.
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