Pa. Officials: "Big cat" attacks Amish man

October 10, 2008 10:51:30 AM PDT
State officials are investigating the attack of an Amish man in southern Lancaster County by what's being described as a big cat.

Samuel Fisher was attacked near his home shortly before nightfall Thursday. He had seen the cat in a farm field and fired at it, then was attacked by an animal while pursuing the cat.

Fisher apparently wounded the cat, and the Game Commission is hoping to find evidence that will help them determine what kind of animal it was.

Neighbors say they've repeatedly seen large cats in the area that seem more like mountain lions than bobcats.

But the Game Commission says the state's last known wild eastern mountain lion was killed in Berks County in 1874.

Information from: Intelligencer Journal, http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/paper/sundaynews/


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