Woman Tries to Save Injured Bobcat, Ignores Authorities, Gets It Euthanized

Categories: Animal Planet
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This is a bobcat.
A Hillsborough County woman called authorities yesterday when she found an injured bobcat on Route 301 in Riverview, outside of Tampa. It was hit by a car but wasn't seriously injured, according to WTSP.

One thing led to another, and now it's going to die.

When she called, authorities told her not to go near the animal. So, logically, she grabbed a towel and tried to trap the thing.

Bobcats are notorious for their totally rational responses to towel trapping, and this particular one reacted by biting the woman. Hillsborough Animal Services eventually arrived and got the animal, which, from how it sounds, would have been fine. Except it bit somebody, so now they have to kill it and test it for rabies. Way to go.

Though the Animal Services website said the office is open until 6 p.m., there was no answer for comment about 5:20 yesterday; there was likewise no answer at the county public information line. An automated answering system said to "please hold for an operator" and then automatically hung up.



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9 comments
darkryu194
darkryu194

Way to go, jackass! I'm glad you're publicized for being so retarded. If you wonder why I'm mad, it's because bobcats are one of my favorite animals.

alusul
alusul

did you not notice the subtle undertone of "animal services didn't actually pick up the phone on time" or do you just like to vaguely call everyone in a story a retarded, even road faring bobcat saving riverview women.

alusul
alusul

woah, weird comments people, but this article is sloppy, and it sounds like the authorities killed a bobcat a woman risked her life to save and got away barely injured since no medical services were called in for her, retarded palm beachers, hi!

tacticalguy
tacticalguy

Ignorance is bliss and this woman just blissfully condemned that bobcat to death.

Rumble
Rumble

Euthanize the dumb bitch that instigated, not the cat.

Drew
Drew

I have tried to work with an awful lot of women who purport to rescue cats, and about 99 percent of them are fucking crazy and do not listen to reason-  very often at the expense of the cats.

maaarlong
maaarlong

PEOPLE ARE FUCKING RETARDED 

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