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Boy attacked by fisher cat in Rehoboth backyard

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REHOBOTH, Mass. (WHDH) - A boy in Rehoboth got caught in a cat fight in his own backyard after being attacked by a wild animal.

12-year-old Wes Brown was tossing the football around in his backyard in Rehoboth Monday night when he was attacked.

“I saw something that looked like my cat almost but then I saw the ears and it looked grey because it was dark out so I couldn’t exactly see,” he said.

Brown said the animal, which is believed to be a fisher cat, followed him toward his house then bit his leg. He said he had to hit it off with his hand then close the door on its head in order to get it away from him.

Animal Control says fisher cats can be vicious and it’s best if people avoid them in the wild. A trap has been left on the Brown’s lawn in case the animal returns.

“They’re pretty nasty. They go after raccoons, they go after baby raccoons, they go after cats. Don’t sit there and take pictures or go near them, turn around and go back,” Animal Control Officer Jane Foster said.

As for Wes, he is getting his rabies vaccines and is expected to be just fine.
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