Fairfield boy ‘likely’ attacked by bobcat in backyard

FAIRFIELD – Police are investigating a report that a 12-year-old boy was attacked by a bobcat Monday morning in the area of Brett Road.

“The complainant reported that his 12-year-old son was in the backyard of their residence and encountered what he believed to be a bobcat,” police posted on their Facebook page Tuesday morning.

The child suffered a minor scratch to a finger and a torn shirt during the encounter.

The bobcat then ran off into the woods.

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During the investigation of a bobcat attack in Fairfield, Animal Control officers were able to obtain a video which was recorded by a neighbor near Brett Road a week prior to this incident.


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