The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) is warning people in northeastern Ariz. to be alert after a bobcat attacked a woman Sunday night.
The woman had several bites and scratches on her thigh. She was treated at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center and released, after getting rabies vaccines and anti-rabies serum as a precaution.
A Navajo County deputy sheriff responded to the attack call. At the same time, another deputy sheriff nearby observed a bobcat behaving in an aggressive, abnormal manner and destroyed it. The carcass was shipped to the Arizona State Health Laboratory for necropsy and rabies testing.
AGFD employees are advising area residents watch for any wild animal or pet that appears to behave oddly, indicating the potential presence of rabies.