Karen Morse posted this video to her Facebook account of a rabid bobcat that was trapped in her home.
When local wildlife officials came to remove the animal, it wasn’t so cooperative, as is usually the case with animals who have contracted rabies. Rabies is a virus transmitted through the bite of another animal infected with the virus.
Symptoms of rabies include fatigue, fever, dizziness, and muscle spasms. Rabies also causes psychological symptoms like delirium, fear, or hallucination, which is why aggressive and combative behavior commonly occurs when an animal has contracted rabies.
You can see in the video above that the wildlife official tries to poke and prod at the bobcat from a distance, but the bobcat just runs at the man and leaps at him like it’s going for the kill.
The bobcat then tries to keep coming towards the wildlife official as he uses his stick to repeatedly beat the rabid animal down.
The animal was later removed from the house without any further incident. We’re sure that the wildlife officer was getting plenty of anti-rabies shots following this scary incident.