bobcatA bobcat was shot and killed in Connecticut on Tuesday after it attacked three people.

The incident occurred in a greenhouse in Colchester, Connecticut. The bobcat jumped on a woman and then scratched two other women who were trying to help the original victim. All three women were treated for injuries at a nearby medical center.


Officials with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said bobcat attacks are rare and that bobcats involved in such attacks usually have rabies.

The bobcat involved in Tuesday’s attack is being tested for rabies.