* Bobcats with rabies are known to attack humans. 2006. If you see a bobcat near your home, there is no need to panic. Bobcats aren't known for attacking humans, but that's no comfort to a Massachusetts resident who killed a bobcat with his shotgun after it attacked him in his garage. Bobcats may be attracted to a yard that has abundant wildlife, domestic birds, small pets, water, and shade or other shelter. They can live near populous areas without incident. The mother raises the kittens alone. References. A bobcat, faced with development and encroachment that erode its habitat and deplete its natural prey may raise some threat to the unwelcome human and domesticated animal intruders. they are scared of dogs. Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J., and Leopold, B.D. But they and a provincial Fish and Wildlife official have said the threat to humans posed by bobcats is minimal. In the wild, in “my neck of the woods” (the mountains of Virginia) Bobcats hunt deer and other animals to survive. Bobcats locally have never been documented to eat people's pets or attack people. Bobcats usually have 2-4 kittens in a litter sometime between February and June each year. Occurred on July 17, 2017 / Anthem, Arizona, USA A man was walking his German Shepard when a bobcat began to chase them and attacked. According to the best reference book on wild cats 1, the bobcat does not attack dogs although this medium-seized, iconic, wild cat species does prey on domestic stock including sheep and goats.However, bobcats are good climbers and will climb a tree if pursued by dogs i.e. Bobcats attacking humans is uncommon, but not unheard of. Threat to Humans. Even confronted with diminishing prey, a healthy bobcat seldom attacks a human. When a bobcat attempts to approach a human or acts aggressive toward someone, it is most likely ill or feels threatened. * Remember all animals can and will under certain situations and conditions attack humans. Bobcats in southern California tend to avoid human interactions. Oh man keep an eye on your animals folks. However, if a bobcat does attack a human, it generally will have symptoms of rabies. For several days thereafter, there were numerous bobcat sightings around the inn and resort, according to Aaron Shandor, the park's acting chief ranger. Rangers saw several bobcats that showed signs of habituation to humans, but were unable to determine which one was responsible for the attack. Possible Conflicts with Humans and Pets. Bobcats rarely attack people. Bobcat Bobcat Attacks. Bobcat attacks boy, 12, in his back yard as footage shows it stalking prey in a neighbor's garden a week earlier in Connecticut. Do bobcats attack dogs? Bobcat Attacks – How to React. As I am not as fast as a deer I’m on the menu. * Yes a Bobcat can attack and is more than capable of doing so.