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Woman Finds Injured Bobcat, Puts It in Car With Toddler

'This could have been tragic,' officials say

(Newser) - Picking up wild animals is always a bad idea, wildlife officials say—and placing an injured bobcat next to your child is an especially bad idea. Parks and Wildlife officials in Colorado say a Colorado Springs woman was lucky her 3-year-old boy wasn't badly hurt or even killed by...

Florida's Big Cats Are Stumbling, and No One Knows Why

Panthers and bobcats in Florida appear to be afflicted with disabling nerve disorder

(Newser) - There's a problem with Florida's big cats. The New York Times reports on a bunch of strange sightings of panthers and a bobcat in the Sunshine State, caught on trail cameras, that show the felines having trouble walking, caused by an apparent neurological disorder. Kittens seem to be...

Rabid Bobcat Attacks Golfer

His friends used their clubs after it jumped on his back

(Newser) - A foursome at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, Conn., encountered an unexpected hazard at a fairway bunker near hole No. 7 on Thursday morning: a rabid bobcat. Authorities say the animal jumped on a man's back and his fellow golfers beat it with their clubs, the Hartford ...

Rabid Bobcat Attacks Woman. She Throttles It to Death

A Georgia grandmother fought and killed the animal after it lunged at her

(Newser) - It’s not every day that a grandmother kills a rabid bobcat with her bare hands. DeDe Phillips walked out to her front yard in Hart County, Ga., around dinnertime intending to take a picture of a new bumper sticker on her truck, reports the Athens Banner-Herald and the Hartwell ...

Rescuers Thought They Were Kittens. Then They Attacked

Bobcat cubs bit 3 would-be rescuers

(Newser) - Three well-meaning people suffered bites when the kittens they rescued after hearing them mewling in a San Antonio alley turned out to be ravenous bobcat cubs. The caretakers found the blue-eyed, stub-tailed pair of young bobcats on Saturday and, thinking they were Bengal kittens, took them in. They fed the...

Ollie the Bobcat Escapes DC Zoo

She's 25 pounds and resembles a big house cat

(Newser) - A 25-pound bobcat has sprung herself from the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Ollie went missing Monday morning, probably through an opening in the mesh around her enclosure, reports WTOP . Zoo officials hope she doesn't get into the adjacent Rock Creek Park, which they describe as the perfect place...

First Bobcat in 100 Years Spotted on Georgia Island

Jekyll Island may have solution to its deer problem

(Newser) - Not long after authorities recommended hiring sharpshooters to thin out herds of white-tailed deer on Georgia's Jekyll Island, a more natural solution was spotted: Remote-sensing cameras set up to measure the deer population captured images of a lone bobcat, the first of its kind known to have been on...

Bobcat Found Hanged Before Football Game

Home of the Wildcats slams 'despicable' prank

(Newser) - There is a long history of rivalry between Coffee County Central and Tullahoma High School in central Tennessee—pranks in years past have included a toilet placed in the middle of a football field—but authorities say things have gone way too far. A dead bobcat was found hanged from...

Three-Legged Bobcat Goes Back to Wild

(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...

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