Woman mistakenly rescues a bobcat
Mainer thought the wild animal was an ordinary houescat.
Thinking that she accidentally hit a large cat just after midnight Wednesday with her van, a woman in Veazie, Maine, put the unconscious animal in her vehicle to get it help.
But after driving for several miles, she realized that this was no ordinary house cat: it was a wild bobcat. She quickly pulled over and got out, and the bobcat jumped out and went under the van, seeking protection, authorities said.
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Sadly, the cat had to be put down because the strike from the car was fatal. Authorities reminded citizens not to touch what might be a wild animal — and to call for help when in doubt.
— Read it at ABC News
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