Bobcat Killed After Attacking 3 People at Colchester Social Services Group’s Greenhouse: Officials

A sickly looking bobcat attacked three women at a Connecticut farm run by a social service organization in Colchester late Tuesday morning and has been put down, according to officials at the scene.

Colchester fire officials said the bobcat bit one person and scratched two others in the greenhouse on the property of the Caring Community, a residential and day program on Waterhole Road in Colchester.

The bobcat jumped on one women and scratched the other two when they came to her aid.

The bobcat was gone from the greenhouse by the time police arrived and went into the woods, but the bobcat charged at the officer instead of running away. 

All women are clients of the Caring Community and were brought to the Marlborough Medical Center, according to officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

They are expected to be OK.

DEEP officials said it's unusual for bobcats to attack humans.

A neighbor in Colchester said this was the second bobcat attack in two days.

"My neighbor heard a ruckus and went outside. The dog was seriously injured," Beth Coleman, of Colchester, said. 

The bobcat was shot and killed at the scene and the state Department of Health will test it for rabies. 

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