Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

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Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by hiking_arizona » Nov 10 2019 5:14 pm

Don't remember this from Aug but really sad as entire group of 15 had to visit the ER I think 4 times for the 2 week rabies treatment. ( vaccine )

Sounds like rural ER's don't see many people for rabies treatment so a total of 3 different ER's and travel by the family were involved.

Wasn't there another rabid bobcat attack near Prescott not too long ago where the gal put the kitty in her trunk?

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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by DmN » Nov 11 2019 10:07 am

I seem to remember the Prescott issue several years ago but thought it was a fox? Perhaps I am thinking of a different incident.
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Mountain_Rat » Nov 11 2019 10:52 am

@hiking_arizona
I'm wondering why all 15 people had to be treated? It's not like the flu. It's generally transmitted through the bloodstream as I understand it, so unless everyone was bitten, clawed, had open wounds, or perhaps chewing on the bobcat, then treatment would be unnecessary (again, from what I know about it).
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Tough_Boots » Nov 11 2019 12:37 pm

Mountain_Rat wrote:I'm wondering why all 15 people had to be treated?
My asshole cat would easily bite 15 people and that's just him trying to play.
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by chumley » Nov 11 2019 1:30 pm

@Mountain_Rat Because... liability? It clearly states that only 5 were attacked, but...
After conferring with the Health Department, it was determined that all 15 at the campsite were required to receive the rabies treatment, as it is untreatable once symptoms start, and is almost always fatal at that point.
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Mountain_Rat » Nov 11 2019 1:38 pm

@chumley
Glad I wasn't in Graham county that day, they'd probably be hitting me up too.
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by chumley » Nov 11 2019 2:44 pm

@Mountain_Rat
I might speculate that with 5 directly injured, the other 10 family members assisted in their post-attack care, possibly coming in contact with blood in the process... ?
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Alston_Neal » Nov 13 2019 11:46 am

Tough_Boots wrote:
Nov 11 2019 12:37 pm
My asshole cat would easily bite 15 people and that's just him trying to play.
Wait a sec...what did he just say?
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by chumley » Nov 13 2019 11:58 am

Alston_Neal wrote:what did he just say?
Something about the feral cat he rescued from the Gilbert Riparian Preserve not being the best pet.
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Alston_Neal » Nov 13 2019 12:13 pm

chumley wrote:
Nov 13 2019 11:58 am
Something about the feral cats from the Gilbert Riparian Preserve
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by chumley » Nov 13 2019 12:15 pm

@Alston_Neal
I'm surprised the mere mention of it didn't pumpkin and auto-lock this thread forever!
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Tough_Boots » Nov 13 2019 3:20 pm

@Alston_Neal
He is a feral cat I rescued. He was single-handedly demolishing the downtown Phoenix burrowing owl population. 🤣😂🤣
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by outdoor_lover » Nov 13 2019 11:52 pm

@Tough_Boots
Thank You for saving the Owls....
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Re: Bobcat Attack at Mt Graham Campground

Post by Alston_Neal » Nov 14 2019 10:38 am

@Tough_Boots
Please tell me what you named the little darling.
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