Author Topic: GA grandmother bloodied in bobcat attack, fights it off with her bare hands  (Read 349 times)

Offline DeeDee

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Someone's getting rabies shots:

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A woman suffered two bites and several scratches after a rabid bobcat attacked her in a northeast Georgia county.

The incident happened June 7 around 6:15 pm on Liberty Church Road, when Hart County deputies responded to reports of a woman calling for help. Police arrived to find DeDe Phillips, who was covered in blood, holding the bobcat down on the ground by the throat.

The police report said blood was running down Phillips's face, arms and legs.

Phillip's saw the bobcat under her SUV. "I snapped a picture and about that time the bobcat took two or three steps and leapt," she said.





Photos and rest of story at: http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/38435872/ga-grandmother-bloodied-in-bobcat-attack-fights-it-off-with-her-bare-hands
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Moral of the story:  Leave wild animals alone.  Doh1

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Moral of the story:  Leave wild animals alone.  Doh1

Or "don't take pictures of camera-shy bobcats . . . "

I hope she's ok!
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I just can't muster much sympathy for someone who would do something that stupid.  With a grandchild left in the house, besides. I do have sympathy for her family though.

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What happened to the poor cat?

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The cat had to have been killed.  It's the only way to diagnose rabies.  Rabies is fatal so cat was dying anyway. Woman should have called the police, not tried to take a picture.

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I could see me not thinking things through and taking a picture.  Thinking maybe I was far enough away from the animal... or that my presence would spook it and it would run off. 
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