Emaciated bobcat attacks woman
October 6, 2014
An emaciated bobcat that attacked a woman Thursday at a Solvang resort was euthanized. [LATimes]
The bobcat came up behind the 65-year-old victim, an employee at the resort, and bit down on her head. When the woman tried to brush the bobcat away, it bit into her hand.
The woman was not seriously injured in the attack.
Nevertheless, deputies notified California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers who found the bobcat nearby and euthanized it at the scene. Authorities plan to have the animal tested for rabies.
Authorities said the cat appeared gaunt and unhealthy.