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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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