A bobcat attacked two people and one dog in Anthem on Sunday, according to the Daisy Mountain Fire Department.

Officials said a man and his dog were being attacked by a bobcat when a bystander jumped in to help. The bobcat then attacked the Good Samaritan as well.

The bystander had non life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The man and his dog’s condition are unknown.

Fire officials reminded the public to be aware of their surroundings and remain vigilant around wildlife, which they said can “become too close for comfort.” 

An adult bobcat is about twice the size of an average house cat and can weigh anywhere from 15 to 35 pounds, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department

They stand between 18 and 24 inches tall and are 24 to 48 inches long. 

The department said it’s unusual for a bobcat to attack a human, but said those that do attack usually have symptoms of rabies. 

Bobcats are commonly seen throughout Arizona at all elevations, the department said.


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