A woman who mistook a small, injured bobcat for a domestic animal was bitten in Carmel Valley on Monday night but not seriously injured.

Police said the unidentified woman’s car struck the bobcat on El Camino Real near Half Mile Drive about 9 p.m. She got out of her car to help the animal and was bitten on her arm.

The woman declined to be treated at a hospital and drove home.

San Diego County Animal Services officers were called and euthanized the bobcat due to the extent of its injuries

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.