A grandmother was left bleeding and in agony after she was mauled by a ferret that leapt onto her mobility scooter.
It sunk its razor sharp teeth into the heel of her left foot and hung on for several minutes, Mrs Taylor said.
The former dinner lady, who has a heart condition, was only able to fight the ferret off by thrashing it with her walking stick with the help of a neighbour. The creature then scuttled down an alley and has not been seen since.
It is not known where the ferret came from or if it was wild or kept as a pet.
Editor’s Note: The hyperbole is the original reporter’s, not Texas Fish & Game staff’s.