My Cat Tried to Kill Me

'All I heard was rrwwwrrrr hiss'
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2010 4:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – A pet cat freaked out after giving birth and "tried to kill" its owner, the woman reports. Jackie Ostermiller of Idaho was sleeping when she heard a strange noise. She saw her cat, Renesmee, and went to pick her up. "All I heard was rrwwwrrrr hiss," she tells KIDK.com. "She came at me with the deadliest eyes," she says. "She got ahold of my nose first, my face, my arms." Her husband was able to pry off the feline, but not before his wife suffered 35 bites and 15 bruises.

The Ostermillers think the cat was spooked by something and was trying to protect her litter. Still, Ostermiller was surprised by the feline's ferocity. "I want people to know how dangerous cats can be, they can turn on you in a dime," she says. Renesmee was sent to a shelter, where she will probably be put down. The family plans to keep one of the kittens. (Read more cat stories.)

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