GRANADA (CBS SF) — Game wardens are on the hunt for a bobcat that attacked a house cat in San Mateo County.

“He had blood all over the back of his neck, and it was much worse, and a different location than anything I’d ever seen from a typical cat fight,” Bill Barton said.

Veterinarians say Denise Delaney and Barton’s cat “Bengal” was viciously attacked by a bobcat.

“Anything larger than that, in the first place would have much larger holes, and Bengal would not be here, he’d have been taken,” Veterinarian Laurie McKinney said.

The family took Bengal in as a stray, and says he has always been a fighter.

“He’s hurt right now, but is he gonna be okay?  Yeah!” 9-year-old Victoria said.

The vet says they only see about four or five pets each year that survive attacks by predators.

“It’s not an emotional-driven thing, it’s simply how they exist in this world.  Nothing personal, I’m going to eat you now,” McKinney said.