Massachusetts man attacked by wild bobcat inside his garage

Roger Mundell Jr. 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

A U.S. man said that he was suddenly attacked by a wild bobcat inside his garage at his home, according to press reports in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts man said that all he heard was a whistle before the wild bobcat pounced on him in his own garage, sinking its large teeth into his face and sharp nails into his backside.

Roger Mundell Jr. was inside the garage in Brookfield Sunday morning, to retrieve some straps for a friend when the animal suddenly attacked him.

The bobcat then ran out of the garage and attacked Mundell’s 15-year-old nephew, in the arms and backside.

Mundell and his wife pinned the cat to the ground and shot it dead.

Mundell, his nephew and his wife are being treated for rabies. His wife was not bitten, but touched the blood of the animal during the violent attacks.

State Environmental Police took the bobcat to have it tested for rabies, which they think is likely given its unusual wild behavior.