It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it wasn’t so funny to those at The Chaparral Bar in Cottonwood, Arizona after a rabid bobcat walked into the bar Tuesday.
caught patrons off guard, causing some to jump on pool tables and grab
pool sticks before pulling their cell phone cameras out for pictures.
Another patron explains, “My friend got down with his camera phone and
the cat jumped up and hit him in the face.”
Kyle Hicks is
now undergoing treatment for rabies. He tells 3TV the bobcat,
“Scratched up my face pretty good the back of my ears.”
Another patron had his leg scratched by the sick wild animal while trying to get out of its way.
Cottonwood Police later shot the bobcat three times and killed it. The
animal was then sent to Phoenix for rabies testing
It tested positive for rabies.
You can watch the video footage here.