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Lion attacks owner in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

By MARK STEVENSON
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A female lion attacked a man who apparently kept her and two tigers as pets at his home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez.

A Juarez police official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Tuesday that police were called to the house in the upscale Rincones de San Marcos neighborhood on Sunday.

Police found the man bloodied and unconscious. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Photos of published by local media showed the lioness with bloody paws and mouth, roaming in the home's backyard near a swimming pool.

Authorities frequently find lions and tigers kept as pets in some parts of northern Mexico; some cases have been reported after their owners took them for walks on leashes.

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