A Brookfield man was attacked in his garage by a bobcat. The man said all he heard was a hiss before he was pounced upon, then bitten in the face and clawed in the back. The man’s nephew was also attacked before the man and his wife pinned the bobcat down, shooting it.
State Environmental Police took the bobcat to have it tested for rabies, which they think is likely given its unusual behavior.
Pictured: A camera set up on the property of Walter Bickford in Sudbury Valley captured this image of a bobcat in 2004.