Paris | The Paris Zoological Park is being sued after a woman claims she was sexually assaulted by a hippopotamus that had escaped the zoo for only a few hours yesterday.
The large semiaquatic mammal apparently was able to slip out of its enclosure last night after massive flooding and a fallen tree severely damaged the security fence.
Geraldine Boudin, 54, owner of a bakery next to the Zoological Park, is suing the zoo’s administration after she claims she was sexually assaulted by the huge beast after she was returning home that night.
“At first I could not believe what I saw. I was terrified,” she told reporters.
“It ran towards me, pushed me to the ground and just jumped on me, grunting,” she recalls, visibly still traumatized.
“All I remember is trying to dodge its large erect penis and giant testicles from rubbing onto my face,” she added, horrified.
Boudin says the 2,800-pound animal finally ejaculated after she tried rubbing his penis with her feet and eventually left her alone.
Lucky to be alive
Helena Cozumel, professor of biology at the University of Versailles, believes Boudin is lucky to be alive after only suffering from multiple fractured ribs and a light concussion, according to doctors.
“We are talking about a 1,4-ton mammal trying to mate with a woman who weighs approximately close to 400 pounds. She is simply lucky to be alive,” she told reporters.
“He possibly mistook her for a small female hippopotamus because it was night and was extremely sexually aroused because of all that time spent alone in captivity,” she explains.
“If she had not had the cunningness to rub his penis with her feet and make him ejaculate on her breasts, who knows where she would be right now?” she added, visibly relieved.
No Paris Zoological Park official has yet commented upon the lawsuit but a park spokesman told reporters the “complaint is being dealt with extremely seriously” and that “security issues are a main priority” at the moment.