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Prescott police shoot bobcat suspected of carrying rabies

by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 5:07 PM

PRESCOTT -- Prescott police shot and killed a bobcat suspected of carrying rabies.

Animal care and control received a call Tuesday night in the Prescott Lakes subdivision that a bobcat was attacking vehicles.

Prescott police Sgt. Tim Fletcher said City of Prescott Animal Control officers and police saw a bobcat walking toward them Wednesday morning near Prescott Lakes Parkway and Willow Lake Road.

The cat eventually walked into a wooded area and animal control officers followed it.

Fletcher said he decided to shoot the cat because it showed abnormal behavior and appeared sickly. No one was sure if it was the same cat that was attacking cars the night before.

The animal will be tested to see if it was sick.
  
Information from: The Daily Courier

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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