Possible bobcat attack in Broward County sends couple to the hospital with serious injuries

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 11:20:32-04

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — (AP/WPTV) - A woman and her husband enjoying an early-morning walk in Broward County were injured Friday morning after a possible bobcat attack.

Lauderhill Fire Rescue said in a tweet that the incident occurred in the area of 6080 NW 44th St. around 6:15 a.m.

The woman was transported to Broward Health with serious injuries.

Lauderhill Fire Rescue Capt. Jerry Gonzalez said the attack happened near the couple’s apartment.

Gonzalez said the man told rescue crews the bobcat came out of the bushes and attacked his wife.

The woman suffered injuries to her face and arms and her husband was injured while trying to help her. Both were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.

Portions of this article courtesy of the Associated Press

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