Prescott Valley police kill bobcat after it attacks mom, daughter

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Bobcat attacks mom, daughter in Prescott Valley - Bobcat attacks mom, daughter in Prescott Valley while they were walking near State Route 69.

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PRESCOTT VALLEY -- A mother and daughter from Prescott Valley were attacked by a bobcat Monday afternoon.

The attack happened while they were walking near S.R. 69.

The victims reported that the bobcat bit the 13-year-old's leg.

Sgt. Brandon Bonney said the mother, 43, was injured when she defended her daughter from the attack, but she was able to fight off the animal.

Both were transported to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Bonney said when Prescott Valley police officers located the bobcat, it charged at them in an aggressive manner. Fearing for their safety, the officers fired at the animal, killing it.

Arizona Game and Fish took custody of the bobcat as part of its investigation.

Bonney said preliminary tests showed the animal was positive for rabies.

A dog that was attacked by the bobcat just prior to the two victims did not have a current rabies vaccination so it had to be euthanized.