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NY woman attacked by rabid bobcat

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PUTNAM, N.Y. -

An upstate New York woman is recovering after she was attacked by a rabid bobcat.

The 49-year-old woman said the bobcat pounced on her last Thursday when she was at the door of her Putnam home, which is between Lake George and the Vermont border.

She says the bobcat latched onto her face and bit her head, shoulder, arms, and thigh before her daughter's boyfriend shot it. The animal later tested positive for rabies.

Wildlife officials stress these kinds of attacks are rare, but they do happen. Some years ago, WCAX News talked to a Vermont man who battled a rabid bobcat that tried to attack his family. Click here for that story.

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