FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A Connecticut man says a bobcat attacked his 12-year-old son in their backyard.

He said it happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday on Brett Road in Fairfield.

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The boy suffered a minor scratch to his finger, and his shirt was torn.

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Police said a neighbor’s surveillance video shows a bobcat in the area the week before.

“This is a very uncommon occurrence and not typical behavior of a bobcat,” the department posted on Facebook. “Bobcats are typically very elusive and rarely allow people to get close, which is the opposite of what happened in this incident.”

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CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported on another bobcat sighting in Fairfield back in May 2018.