Rabid bobcat attacks local man at home

Rabid bobcat attacks local man at home

VICTORIA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is recovering after a rabid bobcat attacked him Saturday outside his home in Venango County.

The man said he thought it was a cat under his porch and when he tried to rescue it, the bobcat lunged at him and injured his arm.

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"It came out from where it was and it attacked and bit him from his shoulder area down to his elbow bit and scratched him," game warden Jason Amory said.

"When I got there, I could hear something from under the porch, and it started to growl and vocalize more when I was on the porch," Amory said.

Amory euthanized the bobcat then tested it for rabies. The results came back positive.

He said he believes the same bobcat attacked a puppy just a few hours later.  Both the man and the puppy are now undergoing painful rabies shots.