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Bobcat attack leaves local man shaken but not scarred

Bobcat attack leaves local man shaken but not scarred
By: Wes Wallace

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A routine day on the job turned into anything but for a worker at the Cape Rock Water Treatment Plant.

"Bam, bam, bam, bam, and it was all over with," says Mitch Walter, "I just came of the building, got in the golf cart, and the rabbit jumped in with me." Not only a rabbit, but also a bobcat! "He was spitting and hissing and scratching,'  recalls Walter, "So I kicked him with my steel toe boots and he finally got out."

But not without leaving a big scratch on Walter's neck and several claw marks on his jacket. "I see all kinds of wildlife around here all the time, like coyotes, deer, foxes, turkeys, and skunks too,"  says Walter, so it's not really a surprise to see a bobcat, just a shock that he was in the wrong place at the right time.

Doctors and a veterinarian recommended a series of rabies shots just as a precaution.

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