got pic of bobcat of trail camera.are they known for attacking humans?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thechickenguy, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    title says it all?
     
  2. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know for sure, but I have never heard of it. We have one around here, I've seen it down the road. All I can tell you is that it isn't a critter that I worry about in terms of my personal safety.
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We see them a bunch at the hunting club.....they won't come near ya!!

    Very pretty though.

    They would get after your chickens though, so make sure they are safe
     
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  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I agree, they will never attack humans unless cornered. They will eat a chicken (Or other small animal) if they get a chance though. All the native big cats are very secretive, a lot of outdoorsmen have never seen a bobcat in the wild, just tracks.
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the ones I've seen here are pretty small, I mean it could probably bite and scratch you and do some damage, but I highly doubt they even would attack unless rabid or something.
     
  6. Miltonchix

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    Quote:I wish someone had told that to the one that first stalked then came after a friend and I one night. We were next to his truck and had just enough time to scramble inside. Then it jumped onto his hood and was trying to stare us down when my friend honked the horn. THAT was funny. He still had the scratches all over his hood when he sold the truck. The cat TRIED running when he honked. Funniest dang thing watching that cat run in place while slowly sliding backwards off the hood. [​IMG]
     
  7. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they're not known for coming after humans. However, if it does find your chickens, it will perceive you as a competition to its food source.
     
  8. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why i am wondering is because it already got 3 of my ducks and 4 of my chickens while i was at my dads. so tonight im going to sit on the roof of my coop with a predator call and wait till it comes in and shoot him.im tired of him killing my birds.! this all ends tonight if he comes in.
     
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  9. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a couple around here. They're very secretive, I've only seen one in the 4 years we've been here, and it was a brief flash of the cat as it shot across the yard as we were coming in around 3 AM.

    We keep 3 game cams up year round. Out of thousands of pictures we get a year, only 2 or 3 are ever our bobcats.

    We've never had them get into the chickens, but they're always locked up tight at night.

    The only attack I ever remember seeing was a rabid one that attacked a guy down in Florida, I think. Google it. It's rare.

    Miktonchix, your bobcat experience made me laugh. I can just imagine.

    Em
     
  10. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can happen although it is exceedingly rare. It happened near me four or five summers ago. The cat was eventually killed and tested positive for rabies which is also extremely rare. I think they said something like only 8 bobcats had tested positive in the state of PA before that.

    An article about the attack.
     

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