We’d expect this kind of behavior from a tiger or a bear, but from a horse? A woman in Quanzhou, Fujian province had to be rushed to a hospital after she’d been feeding a horse and it bit off then swallowed two of her fingers.
The 38-year-old woman, identified as Zeng, was feeding a horse during a guided tour of Wuling Farm when it clamped down on her left hand, resulting in the loss of her ring finger and half of her pinky finger.
Surveillance footage at the scene showed the woman attempting to feed the horse with some grass she’d pulled from the ground.
She was rushed to the hospital, but her fingers were not yet recovered at the time of Sina‘s reporting.
Zeng said a lack of signing and fencing was to blame. Employees said this is the first time a horse has bitten anyone at the farm, and posted warning signs over the weekend.
Horses sometimes bite humans, and for a variety of reasons. If a horse bites when being fed, it’s probably trying to protect its food supply, according to ASPCA. This behavior can usually be managed through training.
[Images via Sina]