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Rescuers bitten after mistaking bobcats for domestic kittens

5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago Wednesday, May 09 2018 May 9, 2018 May 09, 2018 1:50 PM May 09, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: City of San Antonio Care Services

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - 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 bobcats milk from pet-feeding bottles, but realized something was amiss when the aggressive animals tore the bottles apart and bit them.

They called animal control officers and a wildlife rescue group took the wild cats away. Workers intended to wait in the alley hoping to find the mother and reunite her with the cubs.

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