Woman strangled Rabid Bobcat to save her own life

This georgia woman's story is going viral for quite a big reason. 

DeDe Phillips grew up in the country, and she knew all about bobcats — including how they kill.

“They go for your jugular,” the Georgia woman recently told OnlineAthens. “[B]ecause when they can get the vein you’re dead in a couple of minutes.”

That intel on the wildcat’s attack plan may have been what saved Phillips’s life. On June 7, the 46-year-old came face-to-face with a rabid bobcat, setting off a bare-knuckle death struggle between Phillips and the animal. She won — killing the cat with her hands.

She was outside and heard the neighbors dog start barking, and all of a sudden she saw the bobcat and it started heading directly towards her. As we stated before growing up in the country you hear about these animals, and in some cases are taught how to handle them. Well lucky for DeDe she learned her lesson and learned it well. This bobcat was also Rabid and she didn't know that until afterwards. The Bobcat came up and jumped at her, going for her jugular, and she thought "I am not going to die today". So she found the neck and struggled with the animal until she finally felt the bobcat go limp. As soon as it did she yelled for her grand daughter and son whom were inside to call 9-1-1.  That's an amazing woman!

The Washington Post has the full story

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