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Pennsylvania man recovering from rabid bobcat attack

July 11, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is recovering after he was attacked by a rabid bobcat that was hiding under his home’s front porch.

Alex Fink tells KDKA-TV he was reaching into the crawl space outside his home last weekend when the animal attacked. He says the bobcat’s face was covered in porcupine quills.

Fink’s arms, head and upper torso were scratched and bitten by the animal.

He says he was trying to kick it off him and punch it but all he could hear was “crunch, crunch, crunch” as the bobcat bit him. He says he thought the attack would never end, but he managed to escape and was taken to a hospital.

Pennsylvania Game Commission officers put the bobcat down, and tests showed it was rabid.

Game warden Jason Amory tells WPXI-TV the bobcat also attacked a puppy.

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