Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course
This photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows Ollie, a female bobcat at the zoo. (Barbara Statas / Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:01PM EDT
SPRAGUE, Conn. -- A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and shot it.
Mohegan Sun Golf Course general manager Philip Krick Jr. tells The Day a foursome was near a bunker on the seventh hole when the cat jumped on one man's back around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
State environmental police Sgt. Christopher Dwyer says the man's fellow golfers used their clubs to beat the bobcat, who was tracked to a culvert and shot. The bobcat is thought to be the same animal that attacked a horse earlier that morning.
The golfer in his 60s was taken to a Norwich hospital to be treated for scratches.
The bobcat is being tested for rabies.