Bobcat Encounter, Brett Road Area – 12/16/19

On 12/16/2019 at 7:27am the Fairfield Police Department received a report of an alleged bobcat attack in the area of Brett Road, Fairfield.

The complainant reported that his 12-year-old son was in the back yard of their residence and encountered what he believed to be a bobcat.  The child suffered a minor scratch to a finger and a torn shirt during the encounter.  The cat then ran off into the woods.

This is a very uncommon occurrence and not typical behavior of a bobcat.  Fairfield Police Animal Control requested the investigation be followed-up by ENCON Police who confirmed that the attack was likely a bobcat.  Bobcats are typically very elusive and rarely allow people to get close, which is the opposite of what happened in this incident.

During the investigation Animal Control officers were able to obtain a video which was recorded by a neighbor near Brett Road seven (7) days prior to this incident.  This video shows a bobcat that frequents the area.

Bobcat from the area of Redding Rd/Brett Rd – Fairfield, CT (Video Taken December 9, 2019)

Victim’s Sweatshirt following encounter with bobcat.

Submitted by: Captain Robert Kalamaras
Email: [email protected] 
Date:  12/17/2019