Frank Harmes says he was walking his dog in a cove behind his home near Morgan City, Alabama, Wednesday, December 1st, when he heard something behind him and turned to see a black panther.
Harmes says he made a motion to try and scare off the panther but instead, it attacked. Harmes say he clawed him cutting through his pants and scratching his leg.
He then took out a knife and stabbed the panther twice and it walked away.
Harmes lives off of Royster Drive near Morgan City and residents of the area have reported seeing panthers in the past, saying they sometimes come out looking for food.
Harmes says he will undergo a series of rabies shots because of the attack.