I genuinely want your thoughts on this short video. At the end of the video, which has been edited out, other people nearby get the cat off the man’s leg in a violent manner but the cat seems to have been unharmed.
It seems like one of the cat’s claws (perhaps the dewclaw) became entangled in the man’s clothes giving the impression that he was being attacked when, in fact, it could be that the cat had simply jumped up at the man because the cat knew him and wanted to play but then it went wrong. The man’s behavior in panicking and falling over may have exacerbated the problem with the entangled claw.
The question is: is this a vicious cat attack for reasons we are unaware of (territorial?) or is this a friendly cat looking to play and it went wrong. I favor the latter for the reason that community cats just don’t attack people like this and they don’t see an invasion by a human of their territory as actionable. Cats don’t consider humans in this way.
There is the question as to whether the cat had rabies. We don’t know. Even then I don’t think a rabid cat would attack in this way but I could be wrong.