Wal-Mart shopper says nutria in aisle too much

Sometimes it’s like a zoo at Wal-Mart, as any Wally World regular knows.

But a nutria in the aisles, especially one that has a given name, is too much, alleges an Abbeville shopper.

Randal and Rebecca White are suing after she encountered a large nutria running toward her in a grocery aisle last October.

According to the suit, the nutria dashed from behind a Coke rack and ran straight toward the startled Mrs. White.

Instinctively, she pulled the shopping cart toward her to protect herself from the creature and rolled the car over her foot, causing an stumble and an injury.

As they assisted her, the petition claims, Wal-Mart employees told the plaintiff “she had an encounter with Norman”, the name given the varmint, the suit alleges.

The lawsuit claims negligence by the company and its employees, claiming Wal-Mart did not

• Warn her of the nutria prior to her entering the store.

• Did not take steps to protect her from the nutria.

• Did not warn her that she is shopping at her own risk because there is a wild animal loose in the store.

• Did not attempt to capture the nutria.

As a result of the above, White suffered:

• Pain, suffering and mental anguish.

•Fear of being bitten by a wild animal causing a panic attack.

• Painful disabling injury to her back and foot.

• Interference with her daily activities.

• Medical expenses past, present and future. -- LSN

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