A woman was bitten by a bobcat in Carmel Valley Monday night after stopping the help the animal, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
Police say the woman was driving northbound on El Camino road, just south of Derby Downs Road when she saw an injured animal on the street. She got out of her car to help the animal but the the bobcat lunged at her and bit her in the upper arm.
The incident happened at approximately 8:50 p.m.
Police say the woman was treated at the scene and was able to drive herself home.
According to the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, the bobcat was euthanized at the scene due to its injuries. The animal will be transported to the County's epidemiology lab to be tested for rabies.
No other information was immediately available.