ANTHEM, Ariz. – A bobcat recorded attacking a German shepherd and a bystander in Arizona Sunday, has examined constructive for rabies, in accordance with KTVK-TV.
In accordance with the Daisy Mountain Hearth Division, a person was strolling his canine, a German Shepherd close to the County Membership space when a bobcat began chasing the pair.
“The German Shepherd was capable of shield each itself and its proprietor from the bobcat when a bystander stopped to assist the person and his canine,” Daisy Mountain Public Info Officer Brent Fenton stated.
In a video taken by one other individual within the space, it seems the bystander grabbed the bobcat and tried to assist pull it away from the canine on the similar time the canine’s proprietor was making an attempt to tug the pup away from the bobcat.
That’s when the animal bit him and the person swung the bobcat round making an attempt to get him off.
He was bitten on his hand and arm. The bobcat then ran off into a close-by storm drain.
“It’s very weird. That is very uncharacteristic for bobcats,” stated Brent Fenton.
Firefighters wrapped the person’s bites and gave first assist on the scene. The bystander drove himself to the hospital and was informed he would wish a rabies shot.
The proprietor wasn’t harm.
Fenton stated the bobcat stayed within the storm drain for a bit they usually have been ready for the Arizona Recreation and Fish Division to seize the animal, however the bobcat got here out of the drain and as soon as once more began appearing aggressively.
“MCSO had to make use of deadly drive to cease the specter of anyone else being injured by the bobcat,” Fenton stated.
Arizona Recreation and Fish did order a rabies check for the deceased bobcat.
CNN contributed to this report.