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    Halfway good-Rabid Bobcat Attacks Hiking Couple in Arizona

    Foxnews is reporting:
    TUCSON, Arizona — A couple hiking in the mountains outside Tucson were clawed and bitten by a rabid bobcat that did not relent until the man killed it with his geologist's hammer.

    Rich Thompson, a geologist at the University of Arizona, and his wife, a marine biologist at the school, were receiving rabies shots after Saturday's attack.

    Thompson said he knew the cat was rabid the moment he saw it staring at him and Katrina Mangin in the Santa Rita Mountains.

    He said they tried to get away but the bobcat pursued them, lunging at Mangin, climbing up her legs and wrapping its body around her, clawing and biting.

    The couple fought off the bobcat, but it continued attacking and jumped on Thompson's back.
    "I hit it with the backpack over my shoulder," he said. The cat fell to the dirt and lunged again. "It attacked me again, and I threw it down."

    Finally, Thompson took out his hammer and killed the animal.

    "It's very sad," Thompson said. "This poor kitty cat was deranged by its disease-riddled brain. I love the native cats. It was terrible to have to kill it."

    After receiving initial treatments at a hospital, the couple went with a state wildlife manager to retrieve the dead bobcat.

    Pima County health officials last week warned of an increase in rabies cases in the area.
    Ok I can understand not wanting to kill the dang thing, but you can see it's rabid, realize you can't run away, and have to kill it with a hammer, then still deal with the consequences of the attack. I think I'll just keep my .45 strapped to my hip
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    Another reason I never walk alone.
    I much prefer the Democratic Laundromatic to a geologist's hammer!
    As far as "poor kitty and its disease deranged brain" ... no. If it causes my bride harm, it's bought and paid for, end of story.
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    "It's very sad," Thompson said. "This poor kitty cat was deranged by its disease-riddled brain.
    That poor kitty cat tried to kill you , you idiot.

    Glad they are both o.k. Too bad they are having to get those shots. I have heard they are extremely painful.
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    I prefer rabid bobcats to certain people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    That poor kitty cat tried to kill you , you idiot.
    LOL ....I would have shot him as soon as he looked at me...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    LOL ....I would have shot him as soon as he looked at me...LOL
    Me too.
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    A hammer is the right tool for many jobs; this was not one of them!
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    Here Kitty Kitty Kitty........poor little Kitty......

    What egg-head academicians...........scheesh............

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    Its funny because I'm sure a few thousand years ago it was normal to club a rabid cat to death after it attacked you. Now its just stupid....

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    deadeye 72:

    I'm not so sure they are OK. Sounds like a couple of looney tunes to me. Like most everyone else I hate to kill an animal needlessly, but this was necessary. They should think of the alternative, which still could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    A hammer is the right tool for many jobs; this was not one of them!
    Agreed. What, however, is that old saying? "If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail."

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    Richie boy should've dropped the hammer...

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