The Press of Atlantic City reports:

Santa Claus might need rabies shots.
A man playing the jolly elf was bitten by a large cat named "Benny" during a Santa Paws photo event for an animal-rescue group at the PetsMart store in Hamilton Township in Atlantic County.
Jonathan Bebbington says the cat appeared terrified because dogs were nearby. The Vineland resident says the cat bit his wrist and hand, drawing blood.
The cat and owner disappeared. The woman had told people at the store on Sunday that she had bought the cat from a breeder in Wyoming for $1,500. Some suspect it's a bobcat.
Unless the owner produces vaccination records, Bebbington will have to receive rabies shots starting Thursday as a
precaution.

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