By Jennifer De PintoA French tourist was bitten by a cockroach that was apparently attracted to her shoes as she strolled through a park in central Paris on Sunday.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, was walking along the beach when she saw a cockroach moving in front of her and thought it was looking for a snack.
She said she jumped out of the way as it landed on her feet and was bitten on the leg.
The insect then crawled over her foot and was able to crawl up her ankle and then down her arm and onto her legs.
She was treated for the bite and is now recovering at a hospital in Paris, the Paris prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Monday.
In the U.S., authorities have found numerous cockrocks, including ones that had crawled up into car windows, on people’s homes in recent years.
The problem was especially acute in the Bay Area, where the average size of a cockrot is 2 inches (5 centimeters).