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Cyclist attacked by pack of dogs on Natchez Trace Parkway

MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The National Park Service says that on the morning of June 16, a 64-year-old bicyclist was attacked and bitten by a pack of dogs near mile marker 113.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. 

We are told that the cyclist was traveling southbound when he stated that a pack of 8 to 10 dogs came at him from both sides of the road and attacked him.  

The bicyclist was bitten several times but was able to escape. There have been no other reports of similar attacks in the area. 

According to the National Park Service, the Natchez Trace Parkway recommends that bicyclists, along with hikers and horseback riders on the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, should use other sections of the Parkway or National Scenic Trail until further notice. 

We are told that the Madison County Animal Control and the Natchez Trace Parkway are working together to identify the owner of the dogs and to ensure the safety of the citizens and Parkway visitors. 

Anyone with information on the location of the dogs or the location or name of the dog's owner should contact Madison County Emergency Management Office at 601-859-4188 or the Natchez Trace Parkway at 1-800-300- PARK (7275) with information.  

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