December 08, 2010
Alabama Man Fends Off Panther Attack With Knife
By David Maccar
An Alabama man was walking his dog near his home and was attacked by a panther. He got some claws to the leg, but he and his dog walked away after some under-pressure knifework.
A Marshall County man is recovering after being attacked by a panther. Frank Harmes says the attack happened Wednesday behind his home.
Harmes lives off of Royster Drive near Morgan City. He says he was walking down in Greenbriar Cove with his dog when he heard something behind him. He says he looked back and saw a black panther.
Harmes says he made a motion to try and scare off the panther but instead, it attacked. Harmes say he clawed him cutting through his pants and scratching his leg.
He then took out a knife and stabbed the panther twice and it walked away.
People in the area have reported seeing panthers in the area for many years now. They say they tend to stay around the bluff areas leading down into the cove, but do come out looking for food.
Harmes is about to begin a series of rabies shots because of the attack.