My daughter had a run in with her large cat yesterday morning. He's a 10 year old house cat who once in a blue moon bolts out. She went out to get the paper and the cat bolted. He never goes anywhere but the yard. When she went to pick him up he turned on her. He jumped down and she flattened him with her hand and tried again when he inflicted a series of bites on her right hand. She staggered to the door, threw him inside and was really in pain and yelling. Her son came down from his 3rd floor bedroom(he had the day off school) and helped her clean it up. Her husband returned and drove her to a Patients first clinic where they treated it and gave her antibiotic. It's still swollen and I think she should go back today. Any others who have dealt with this? I have had 15 cats over the years and have never been bitten.