Man strangles and kills bobcat during attack

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YAVAPAI COUNTY – A man north of the Valley says he wrestled a bobcat and has the pictures to prove it.

Yavapai County resident James Gruver says he was getting ready to head into town when he heard something growling underneath the trailer on his car.

Gruver says the minute he made eye contact with the bobcat, it pounced.

He explains, “That was when I realized I was in a serious situation.” Gruver says he was, “Holding him with all the strength I had. There was nobody there to help me and it was either me or the cat."

Gruver wound up suffocating and killing the bobcat. He still has several scratches on his arm but says he is just happy he survived.