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Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 PM
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The attached is an article about an adorable baby Bobcat that was rescued during a wildfire in CA. They are now trying to "toughen" her up for a return to the wild. I'm very skeptical as she seems to have really taken to humans - after all they did rescue her - and have my doubts as to how well she will fare in the wild: Bobcat kitten too nice? Volunteers think so - CBS News
Many years agao as a child I was fortunate enough to get to play with and pet a Bobcat kitten that was found by neighbors that were hunting in the foothills east of Madera CA. As it grew, the family realized keeping it in their house was not practical and they donated it to the Fresno Zoo. I was able to see her several times and people were amazed that she would come over to me when I called her name!
Maybe they will rethink putting Chips back into the wild - unless they can truly get her to behave like a wild Bobcat again.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:44 PM
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Must have been really cool to have the cat at the zoo know you. Hopefully, they will wise up and give this one a suitable home somewhere. Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:04 PM
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I think she's young enough to have this habit broken. It's been done before successfully. Once nothing 'good' is coming from people, she'll realize quickly to stay away
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