A bobcat that attacked a golfer and a horse in Baltic, Connecticut has tested positive for rabies, according to state authorities.


The cat attacked a horse and a golfer at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course on Thursday.

Another member of the golfer’s team was able to drive the bobcat off.

The golfer was transported to Backus Hospital for treatment of lacerations.  His condition is unknown.

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The horse received lacerations to the neck and eye and is currently being treated by a veterinarian for its injuries.

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DEEP Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police were called to the scene.  They successfully tracked and humanely euthanized the animal nearby. The bobcat was transported to UConn Medical Lab for testing where rabies was confirmed.

Bobcats are shy secretive animals; attacks on humans are extremely rare.  The last reported incident was in Bozrah in late August, 2014. That animal was found to test positive for rabies.