May 13, 2004

Here Kitty, Kitty

People who don't know what cats look like, should not pick up strays, even injured strays.

A woman rescued what was described as a "funky-looking house cat" after the animal was hit by a car near Santa Cruz, California.
The rescuer admitted she thought the cat "looked kinda strange."
What was it?
It turns out the ten-pound cat was no ordinary house cat. It was a bobcat -- with sharp claws and long fangs.
But of course, like most fools, the lady was lucky.
But after the woman put the dazed cat in her car and brought it to an animal hospital, an animal rescue worker told her it was a good thing the injured kitty was too stunned to move.
Yep, otherwise cat-scratch fever might have been the least of her problems. Bobcats are not really keen on car trips, and really hate being taken to the vet. Come to think of it, I don't really like taking car trips to see the vet either. I do guess all is well that ends well.
The bobcat has no broken bones, and has about a 50 percent chance of survival.
You can click here to read the parts that I did not quote.

Posted by Miss Kitty at May 13, 2004 12:17 PM
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