Maine woman realizes cat she rescued is bobcat

3:16 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Police in the Maine city of Bangor are warning people to be careful handling injured animals after a woman tried to rescue a cat that she had hit with her vehicle that turned out to be a bobcat.

Police say the female driver believed the cat was seriously injured or dead and placed it in her van just after midnight on Wednesday morning.

But while driving the cat became alert and she realized it was a bobcat.

The woman got out of the vehicle, followed by bobcat which went under the van.

Police used a catch pole to secure the animal until a game warden arrived. The game warden said the animal's injuries were so severe that it had to be euthanized.

Police say to be careful handling injured animals and recommend calling an animal control officer or game warden.



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