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Bobcat attacks Massachusetts man in garage
Reuters ^ | 01/07/2013 | Daniel Lovering

Posted on 01/07/2013 6:07:09 PM PST by Kansas58

"A Massachusetts man and his nephew were attacked by a bobcat that had slipped into the man's garage before they captured and shot the 30-pound animal."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: bobcat; gun; maul; wildlife
If Obama had a Bobcat ---
1 posted on 01/07/2013 6:07:16 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

In Massachusetts he’ll serve life for that.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 6:10:15 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Kansas58

One of those souped up bobcats, called a lynx.

Shoot this thang


3 posted on 01/07/2013 6:10:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kansas58
Headline writers need to be thrashed. Is the garage expected to heal?

/johnny

4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:17:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kansas58
Instead of a “tiger in a tank,” there was a bobcat in the garage.
5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:18:18 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: cripplecreek
"I cain't shoot up there, John, I might hit you!"

"Jest shoot up here amongst us! One of us has to have some relief!

/johnny

6 posted on 01/07/2013 6:18:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kansas58

Poor kitteh.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 6:22:46 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I think the Bobcat was eating Skittles -—


8 posted on 01/07/2013 6:27:00 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Good thing we have the Second Amendment. It’s for personal defense, you know.


9 posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:18 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Kansas58

I was HUNGRY, man!!!

10 posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: Kansas58

Is the bobcat a Kennedy ?


11 posted on 01/07/2013 6:33:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kansas58

When I was a kid my Uncle actually had this happen to him ...

There was a Bobcat in the Garage, he just closed the door and invited us all over to look at it. It was perched on top of his Step Ladder and during our BBQ he would take each of us to the Garage door ... open it up with a little fanfare and we could look at the Bobcat... when the get together was over he just left the door open and the Bobcat went about it’s business, most likely avoiding my Uncles property.

It isn’t all that fantastic for grownups but as an 8 year old I thought it was awesome.

Now to me they are just Vermin that kill my Chickens and I treat them as such.

TT


12 posted on 01/07/2013 6:35:55 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Kansas58

A Bobcat? In Massachusetts?

“Quick, Reggie, call the police! There’s one of those Robertcats under the limo!”


13 posted on 01/07/2013 6:37:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kansas58
This was no laughing matter! They think the cat was rabid.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 6:39:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kansas58

Knock ‘em out John.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 6:44:18 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Kansas58

A hunter shot one off my property a few weeks ago. Now I know where some of my chickens went.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 6:48:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GUNS.. the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Modern medicine, however, just makes it an adventure* instead of a tragedy. The guy will live, he'll have to get shots, but he'll have a story to tell.

*Adventure: Someone, far, far away having a miserable time.

/johnny

17 posted on 01/07/2013 6:55:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kansas58

Bobcat attacks Massachusetts man in garage
_____________________________________

OOOOOOOOOOO

That must smart...


18 posted on 01/07/2013 7:03:23 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: JRandomFreeper

I was bit pretty bad by a Siamese cat that I had owned for about a half hour (before she bit me) and I was in pain for almost a week afterward. The bad part was that I was in th emiddle of sewing my daughter’s 1st Communion dress, and it required a lot of hand work on it. That cat drove her teeth down through the bones in my hand which reacted by swelling up and stiffening up so that I could no move my fingers. Then the cat ran away.

The doctor said that if I didn’t find that cat by the weekend and place her into quarentine that I’d have to undergo the shots. Luckily, I found her in about 2 days. But I still remember how much my hand hurt. I can’t imagine how much pain that man is in with the bites on his face, as well as on his back and arm. Bigger cat, bigger claws, biggler teeth, dirtier mouth!


19 posted on 01/07/2013 7:12:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yep..I can hear the story now.

Sonny, did I ever tell you about the time I was attacked by a bobcat? I did? I don’t think so..you don’t know about this time. See...there was this 580 lb ‘cat hidin’ on the garage door opener tracks. When I went out to the garage he dropped down on top of me. I wrestled with him for about an hour and a half and finally choked the life out of him with my bare hands. I drug him thru 10 feet of snow and when it the snow melted in the spring we had a big barbeque.

(The story as my granddad would have told it, lol).


20 posted on 01/07/2013 7:13:45 PM PST by berdie
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To: Kansas58

Is he a democrat?


21 posted on 01/07/2013 7:21:51 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: berdie
Hey, I've got a zipper scar from crotch to sternum. The story variation that gets told depends on who asks about it. ;)

The real story? Slip fall accident on ice.

In the mountains at 7000 ft.

During a blizzard.

While I was alone.

The details get more graphic for some. It was an adventure.

/johnny

22 posted on 01/07/2013 7:24:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He's a guy. I'll bet he's not going to be trying to sew a communion dress.

If he complains, I'll yank his man card.

He got a great story out of it, and will live to tell it. Pain is weakness leaving the body.

/johnny

23 posted on 01/07/2013 7:28:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ahhh! So you were figure skating on a frozen lake in the mountains? While doing a triple lux I can see how that could happen especially if visibilty was poor during the blizzard.

(no further detail needed. :D)


24 posted on 01/07/2013 7:35:31 PM PST by berdie
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, he might be a mechanic, or a surgeon, or any profession requiring hand work. I just remember every hand stitch I made in that dress. PAINFUL. An ordinary house cat has a lot of nasty bacteria lurking in its claws and mouth. I can’t imagine what’s in a wild cat’s mouth! The cuts and slashes on his face look like they really hurt. I’d give him about 5 years before he can relax telling his story.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 7:49:38 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He's a guy. From the pic, it looks like he's carrying the normal testosterone loading.

He'll be fine. Couple of asprin, a few weeks, and he'll be embellishing his story.

Notice the cuts aren't bandaged for the photo-op..... He's already thinking about it.

It's a guy thing.

/johnny

26 posted on 01/07/2013 7:55:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Beats getting kicked in the fracas.
27 posted on 01/07/2013 8:19:02 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
Buddy of mine got stabbed in the parlor. He never walked right again.

/johnny

28 posted on 01/07/2013 8:21:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kansas58; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I warned Google about those driverless vehicles they're developing!


29 posted on 01/07/2013 8:23:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cat Scratch Fever comes to mind!


30 posted on 01/07/2013 9:04:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cat Scratch Fever comes to mind!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaQFC0h91zQ

Also reminds me of the SNL skit with Christopher Walken. The bobcat is mentioned a few times.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/4165?playlist_id=21


31 posted on 01/07/2013 9:06:37 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What part of the body do you consider “the parlor”?


32 posted on 01/07/2013 9:42:09 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll
I never did figure that part out, but that's what the headline said when he got stabbed.

Headline editors should be thrashed.

/johnny

33 posted on 01/07/2013 9:44:53 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kansas58

My mom back when she was young found a bobcat kitten in the woods ironically at her grandparents house in Massachusetts. She brought it home to NJ, named it Cookie, and raised it as a pet. It grew to the size of the cat in this article. It would eat its food by using its paw to scoop the food to its mouth, this was an indication it wasn’t your ordinary house cat. My mom had the bobcat for its entire natural life, and it did not maim anybody, seriously that is. The bobcat loved my mom and my grandmother, but did not care for guys.


34 posted on 01/07/2013 9:58:26 PM PST by gusty
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To: TexasTransplant
Years ago my daddy was sitting in a tree stand deer hunting and had a big one trail him. That animal walked up and put his front paws on the bottom step of the stand looked up at him and hissed. Hes mounted on daddy's wall now. A couple of seasons ago I climbed up into a permanent stand of mine built in a moss covered live oak. When it finally got daylight enough to see I looked over to my left and there was a big pile of bobcat scat on a limb that my seat was nailed to. Always shined a light up there first before I climbed up again.
35 posted on 01/07/2013 10:15:38 PM PST by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: Kansas58

Local MA televison reported that the wife shot the cat with a pistol. Let’s see if that makes the national news.


36 posted on 01/08/2013 4:01:33 AM PST by Makana
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Some people will do ANYTHING to keep their name in the news.


37 posted on 01/08/2013 6:52:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe the bobcat was rabid but maybe it was just cornered. A cornered wild animal will fight every time.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 7:03:06 AM PST by Ditter
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