Veteran 78-year-Old Brawls with Bobcat to Protect Dog from Attack

78-year-old Vietnam veteran Bobby Abrams does hundreds of push-ups daily and goes on walks up to 14 miles. His physical strength came in handy when he saved his dog from being killed by a bobcat.

Abrams was walking Sammy one morning in San Diego, California, when a bobcat appeared out of nowhere.

The bobcat attacked Sammy and bit him in the neck. Abrams quickly grabbed the big cat by the throat, pulled him off of his dog, and swung him back and forth, ultimately killing him.

Thankfully, Sammy survived the attack, and Abrams walked away from the brawl with a few puncture wounds on his hands.

Abrams says he would do it all over again to save his beloved best friend if he had too. Abrams and Sammy share a very special bond, which started when Abrams rescued him from an abusive situation. Since both of them suffer from PTSD, they lean on each other for comfort and support.

The bobcat’s body was picked up by Fish and Wildlife officers, who say that while it’s not entirely uncommon for bobcats to be in that area, they are normally nocturnal.

Since this bobcat was out during the day, Officials believe it may be due to the bad weather that prevented him from going out the night before.

Officials say bobcats are usually scared of humans, and they advise people to do what they can to scare the bobcat off if they ever find themselves in a similar situation, such as make loud noises or throw objects at it.

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