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Officer trying to rescue kitten finds a bobcat instead

3 years 1 week 1 day ago Tuesday, July 30 2019 Jul 30, 2019 July 30, 2019 2:48 PM July 30, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Stratham Police Department
STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire police officer says the kitten he was trying to pick up in a parking lot turned out to be a bobcat, which then jumped onto the roof of a Burger King.
Stratham Officer Matt Callahan tells Seacoastonline.com he was on patrol Saturday and saw the "kitten" run under a car. It eventually climbed a tree near the restaurant.
Once Callahan realized he was dealing with a young bobcat, he called state Fish and Game officers.
He also stood in the drive-thru line to alert customers in case the bobcat decided to come down, but it climbed onto the roof and took a catnap.
Callahan says he and the conservation officer climbed up and put the bobcat in a crate. The bobcat was released at a wildlife refuge.

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