A man in Massachusetts says all he heard was a hiss before a bobcat pounced on him in his own garage, sinking its teeth into his face and its claws in his back.
Roger Mundell, 53, discovered the animal in his garage, police said. Before he had a chance to get his bearings, the bobcat lunged at him.
“It only took a split second for him to be on me,” Mundell told WHDH, an NBC station in Boston. “I didn’t have time to process it.”
Mundell sustained a large gash on his forehead and puncture wounds on his arms during the attack.
Mundell’s wife went outside, and the bobcat emerged from the garage’s side door and lunged at her nephew. Mundell, who had also gone outside to warn his nephew, charged forward to rescue the teenager.
Mundell and his wife pinned the cat to the ground and shot it dead.