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Gang of Cats 'the Size of Dogs' Threatens Aussie Neighborhood

BRISBANE, Australia -- A gang of feral cats "the size of dogs" has been terrorizing a neighborhood in the Australian city of Brisbane for more than a year, the City South News reported Thursday.

Residents in the suburb of Moorooka say they have been scratched, bitten, hissed at and intimidated several times by the feral felines.

Marlene Jans was taking her five-month-old fox terrier for a walk last Monday when two of the huge cats attacked.

"I was crossing the road, it was dark and I couldn't see them," Jans said. "Then, bam! One came at my dog, one came at me. One was biting my leg. I went for my dog because she was screaming.

"I had to kick them away. I was really scared and I was dripping blood."

Her wound later became infected and she is now terrified to venture out at night.

The local council said it is taking steps to have the cats rounded up.