Three-Legged Bobcat Goes Back to Wild
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2009 12:08 PM CDT
This undated file image provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service shows a bobcat resting.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Darlean, a three-legged bobcat, was released into the wild southeast of Dallas yesterday along with several raccoons and families of possums, the Morning News reports. Darlean lost her back right paw in a claw trap, and subsequently learned to balance on three legs before she was captured by animal-control officers a few months later.

The animals were released by a local wildlife group, which has released four other bobcats this year. An exec thinks Darlean has a good chance of surviving despite the missing leg. “She’s very fiery,” she said. “She has an attitude.” For video of the release, click the link below.