GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report on Moore Drive, Hemingway, today of a person attacked by a wild animal.
The victim stated the animal, a large black cat, dragged him into a ditch as he was walking along Dennis Drive toward Willard Loop.
The victim said he saw a cub cross the road just before he felt something grab his pant leg and drag him to the ground. He said the animal ripped his shirt sleeve off before walking away and making a “crying noise.”
He said the animal was a black colored oversized cat-like animal approximately waist high with a tail that dragged the ground.
He was able to get to a safe location before contacting 911. He was transported to a local hospital.
Deputies, along with officers from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, are investigating the man’s encounter. The sheriff’s office will have deputies patrolling the area.
Anyone seeing a suspicious animal in the vicinity of the incident is advised to remain in a safe location. and call 911.