Bobcat That Attacked Massachusetts Family Was Rabid
The wild bobcat that attacked two people in Brookfield, leaving a man with severe gashes on his face and arms, was rabid.
53-year-old Roger Mundell shot and killed the animal after it hit and clawed him and his 15-year-old nephew at Mundell’s home on Sunday Morning. Mundell found the bobcat in his garage and before he could react, it lunged at him. Mundell’s wife was not attacked, but was exposed to blood from the bobcat.
Now that lab results have returned, Mundell, his wife and his nephew are all being treated with vaccination shots. The state health department said that rabies are not usually found in bobcats, and that raccoons and coyotes are the primary vectors of the disease.