The Associated Press
Cape Girardeau — So a rabbit and a bobcat get into a golf cart ...
It sounds like the beginning of a joke — but the teeth and claws were real, as water-plant worker Mitch Walter found out.
Walter is an operator at the Cape Rock Water Treatment Plant, where his duties include inspecting the property in a golf cart.
As he backed the cart away from the building Tuesday night, a rabbit leaped into the passenger side — followed by a 25-pound bobcat.
The rabbit then jumped back out, leaving Walter alone with a large, frightened feline.
"The cat went from a sleek predator after fast food to a ball of fur trying to jump through the windshield of the golf cart," he said.
Walter received scratches on his neck while shoving the bobcat out.
The scratches necessitated a round of rabies shots, but he was otherwise unhurt.