Bobcat bites woman in Central California

Oct 3, 2014 8:23 PM by Debbie Cobb

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) - California Fish and Wildlife officials have killed a bobcat that attacked a woman as she sat on bench at a resort in Solvang.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) the cat was killed Thursday after it bit the woman on the head and hand.

Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Janice Mackey says the 10- to 15-pound animal attacked the woman from behind as she sat outside the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, where she works.

Game wardens found it nearby and euthanized it. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Authorities plan to test the animal for rabies.

Bobcat attacks on people are rare.

Mackey says this one appeared emaciated and unhealthy.

Solvang is about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.


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