A woman in Seattle has become the latest person to report being attacked while hiking in the city’s popular Dogpatch area.
The woman, who asked to be identified only by her first name, was hiking with friends along a trail in the park, which is part of the city-owned Parks and Recreation system, when the dog bit her leg and knocked her off her feet, said Seattle Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Melissa McBride.
The dog attacked the woman as she tried to get her hiking poles back, causing her to fall, McBride said.
The woman sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital, McBride said.
The incident happened about 3:30 p.m.
She was taken to a local emergency room and later released, McBrogan said.
She declined to provide her last name.
Seattle is one of the largest dog-barking hot spots in the United States, and the city has been known to see at least three incidents of dog attacks.
In June, an eight-year-old girl was bitten by a German Shepherd, and two years earlier, a woman reported a dog bit and scratched her leg while she was on a hike.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.