FWC: ‘bobcat’ that attacked couple in Lauderhill was actually a raccoon

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released DNA results of the animal that attacked an elderly couple during a morning jog in Lauderhill.

The FWC conducted a DNA test with hair samples collected from the scene of the attack, and revealed on Friday that the animal that attacked the couple was a raccoon, not a bobcat as the victims initially believed.

Eighty-five-year-old Eslyn Fray suffered puncture wounds to her face and arms and lost part of her finger. Her husband, 71-year-old Rupert Fray, suffered a leg injury.

Rupert was discharged from the hospital shortly after the attack and Eslyn was released on Thursday afternoon.

They are recovering from their injuries at home.

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