BARRE (AP) — An animal control officer says a bobcat that attacked two large dogs and lunged at two police officers in Massachusetts this week tested positive for rabies.
Barre Animal Control Officer Laura Pease told the Telegram & Gazette on Thursday that the bobcat had porcupine quills in its mouth and in her experience that generally means they have rabies.READ MORE: Woman Killed After Commuter Rail Train Hits Car In Wilmington
Police Chief John Carbone and a sergeant responded to home in the central Massachusetts town on Tuesday after a family reported that a cat was attacking their much larger Bernese Mountain dogs.
When police arrived, the dogs were in the house and the bobcat was under the porch.READ MORE: DA: Tyngsboro Police Tried To Stop Car Before Fatal Crash With Garbage Truck
Carbone fired several rounds when the cat ran and jumped at them, killing it.
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