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Rabid bobcat attacks two at bar

March 27, 2009 at 10:19 PM   |   Comments

COTTONWOOD, Ariz., March 27 (UPI) -- A rabid bobcat attacked two people in a Cottonwood, Ariz., bar before it was shot to death, officials said.

The cat left two people scratched and bleeding before it was killed by police on a city street, The Arizona Republic reported Friday.

"This was a rabid animal," said Zen Mocarski of the Arizona Department of Game and Fish. "You've seen the cartoon Tasmanian Devil? That's a bobcat with rabies."

The rabid bobcat spent Tuesday night frightening people in the town north of Phoenix, the newspaper said. Among other places, the big cat was spotted at a Pizza Hut restaurant parking lot.

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