View Full Version : Golf Really Can Be Difficult

Dave Hadfield
04-19-2019, 11:15 AM
SPRAGUE, Conn. ó A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and shot it.Mohegan Sun Golf Course general manager Philip Krick Jr. tells The Day a foursome was near a bunker on the seventh hole when the cat jumped on one manís back around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.State environmental police Sgt. Christopher Dwyer says the manís fellow golfers used their clubs to beat the bobcat, who was tracked to a culvert and shot. The bobcat is thought to be the same animal that attacked a horse earlier that morning.The golfer in his 60s was taken to a Norwich hospital to be treated for scratches.The bobcat is being tested for rabies.The Associated Press

ron ll
04-19-2019, 11:19 AM
At least it wasn't a Tiger causing problems for those golfers. :)

Dave Hadfield
04-19-2019, 11:50 AM

04-19-2019, 12:59 PM
I sympathize with the bobcat, it can be really difficult being a bobcat. Besides, attacking golfers is normal behaviour, I do it all the time. |:)

Ian McColgin
04-19-2019, 01:54 PM
According to https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Bobcat-that-attacked-golfer-horse-was-rabid-13779986.php that bobcat tested positive for rabies.

04-19-2019, 02:19 PM
Cats like birdies.

04-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Cats like birdies.

But they hate eagles :)

04-19-2019, 05:42 PM
I bet those guys were poking it with their clubs.

Ian McColgin
04-19-2019, 06:13 PM
Did anyone notice the cat was rabid?

04-19-2019, 06:15 PM
The wild life is fighting back...

Re golf. Here the ravens sometimes steal the ball.

Rich Jones
04-19-2019, 06:48 PM
I wonder if the man and horse will require treatment for rabies. It is supposedly passed by the saliva, but there is no indication that the man was bitten, only scratched.

Ian McColgin
04-19-2019, 06:51 PM
Rabies is most commonly transmitted by a bite, but it can be transmitted by a scratch. Were I that guy, I'd start the treatment. I don't know about treating a horse.

I went looking to the news sources about rabies because the bit about attacking a horse struck me as not at all normal for a bob cat.

Old Dryfoot
04-19-2019, 07:01 PM
Attacking a man is not exactly normal either.

Ian McColgin
04-19-2019, 07:13 PM
True, but I'd at least heard of bobcat on human attacks in strange circumstances. But a horse ???

04-20-2019, 05:36 AM
Animals go a bit crazy if they have rabies.

04-20-2019, 09:35 AM
At least it wasn't a Tiger causing problems for those golfers. :)

Oh, that was well done, sir.

Well done!

04-20-2019, 01:10 PM
The golfers probably teed the cat off.


04-21-2019, 05:45 AM
"( Golf Clap ) "