Posts Tagged ‘Bobcats’

Nanny saves child from coyote’s jaws, and other strange stories of human, animal conflicts

June 23, 2008

Seattle isn’t the only city with aggressive animals. Strange stories from across the country have accumulated over the past few years to paint a vivid picture of the growing conflict between humans and urban wildlife.

  • In April, a hawk in Boston’s Fenway Park swooped on a teenage girl and scratched her scalp with his talons, causing her to bleed.
  • A Florida woman was walking her dog in March when a bobcat approached, grabbed the pet in his mouth and retreated to the nearby woods. The woman has not seen her dog, a Maltese named Bogie, since.
  • In November in Clintonville, Ohio, a deer stabbed a dog with his antlers in at least five places on the dog’s side, chest and face. The dog, a Doberman, suffered a ruptured diaphragm and stomach, but survived.
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    “Kitten” found on road is actually a “bobkitten”

    June 10, 2008

    R.J., a baby bobcat, is as cute as a kitten. But that’s part of the problem. The animal, who was found by a trucker on the side of a road, has become so friendly with humans that he can never return to the wild.

    The bobcat is the newest resident of Lions, Tigers & Bears, a wildcat sanctuary east of Alpine. He arrived at the refuge this week after being picked up from a family in Anaheim.

    The bobcat will remain at the refuge for the rest of his life because he doesn’t fear people, putting himself and humans at risk, said Bobbi Brink, founder and director of the sanctuary.

    “He’ll walk right up to you,” she said. “He wouldn’t survive.”

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