State environmental police euthanized a bobcat and it's being tested for rabies after it attacked a couple and their baby in Lebanon, Connecticut Sunday.

Summer and Tom Berube told WVIT-TV that they were walking and holding their newborn daughter when the bobcat ran toward them. Tom Berube says he grabbed a mailbox and used it to knock down the bobcat as it jumped at him. They flagged down a passing driver and called police.

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officers euthanized the bobcat, which was taken to a state lab for testing.

Police say it may be the same bobcat that attacked a woman in neighboring Bozrah Saturday. She was treated at a hospital.

A bobcat was photographed outside a home on Crum Elbow Road, near Reach Out Church, in Hyde Park on March, 3rd of this year and there have been many other sightings in our area.

 

Photo taken by Robert Daniel Wyatt and shared on the "Hyde Park Back In Time" Facebook Group

To learn more about bobcats in New York, please visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/9360.html