Bobcat who attacked Vermont man in home tests positive for rabies

Bobcat who attacked Vermont man in home tests positive for rabies


“I was considering, ‘That cat’s gonna transform me into hamburger.'”

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A bobcat that entered a Vermont residence and bit a man last week has examined favourable for rabies, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said Wednesday.

Windsor Police Chief Jennifer Frank instructed WCAX-Tv set that the bobcat experienced apparently been chasing a cat and ran via an open up doorway and into the dwelling Friday. An elderly person endured injuries in an altercation with the animal but was able to get it in the toilet and shut the doorway.

Vermont state video game wardens euthanized the bobcat and took it the Vermont Section of Health lab for testing.

The gentleman, Mike Peabody of Windsor, is acquiring clinical cure for publicity to rabies, the department mentioned.

“It’s actual terrifying,” Peabody explained to NECN and NBC10 Boston Wednesday. “When I saw that cat coming at me, I was fearful!”

Peabody had kicked his pet cat right before the bobcat could get it, which diverted the animal’s consideration to him.

“I was pondering, ‘That cat‘s gonna flip me into hamburger,’” Peabody instructed NECN and NBC10 Boston. “And it could’ve — serious quickly.”

“I thank our wardens and officers from the Windsor Law enforcement Section who responded swiftly and professionally to take care of the problem just before far more men and women could be bitten,” Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Christopher Herrick said in a assertion.