"It was either me or the cat, and it was going to be the cat that day." https://t.co/A51UtqUs2e— VICE (@VICE) June 18, 2018
Dede Phillips wasn't going to go down without a fight when a rabid bobcat lunged for her.
Phillips was outside by her truck when out of nowhere a bobcat jumped at her face. Phillips had previous knowledge of what to do if a bobcat attacks, so she went straight for the cat's jugular.
"It caught me slightly on my face, but I got him before he could do much damage there," she explained to OnlineAthens. "I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat. I knew that was the only way I was getting out of this."
Phillips' five-year-old granddaughter was asleep inside and all Dede could do was hope she wouldn't come outside.
She eventually strangled the animal to death and even wouldn't let go when help arrived.
"It was either me or the cat," she told NBC affiliate WYFF, "and it was going to be the cat that day."