Woman Finds Injured Bobcat, Puts Animal In SUV With Child

Woman Finds Injured Bobcat, Puts Animal In SUV With Child


THIS WEEK TO TRY AND PREVENT RINGWORM. MEANWHILE THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE STEEL ALLEY CATS COALITION IS STILL ONGOING. A WOMAN SEES A HURT BOB CAT AND PUTS IT IN THE BACK OF HER CAR. PRETTY HARD TO BELIEVE. BUT IT REALLY HAPPENED YESTERDAY IN COLORADO SPRINGS. IT IS JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF PEOPLE DOING THE WRONG THING WHEN IT COMES TO WILDLIFE. BACK IN JUNE AT LEAST 3 BABY FAWNS WERE LEFT ORPHANED BECAUSE PEOPLE DECIDED TO PICK THEM UP INSTEAD OF LEAVING THEM WHERE THEY WERE. KELLY WERTHMANN IS LIVE TONIGHT TO TALK MORE ABOUT THIS, AND PARKS AND WILDLIFE REALLY HAS A SIMPLE MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US. REPORTER: KAREN, IT IS THE SIMPLE, YET SO MANY PEOPLE STILL CAN’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND LEAVE WILDLIFE ALONE. YEAH, YOUR INTENTIONS MAY BE GOOD, PERHAPS TO HELP THE ANIMAL, BUT IN THIS CASE THE WOMAN PUT HERSELF AND HER CHILD IN SERIOUS DANGER. IT WAS JUST LOOKING AT ME. REPORTER: THROUGH THE OPEN BACK HATCH OF A CAR, A BOB CAT STARES AT THE WOMAN SNAPPING THE WOMAN SNAPPING THIS PHOTO, SARAH WATSON. IT’S THE LAST PLACE SHE WANTS TO FIND A WILD ANIMAL. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S A DEER OR A BOB CAT, IT POSES A THREAT TO YOU. REPORTER: LET ALONE IN THE SAME CAR AS A CHILD. BUT THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO SPRINGS. A WOMAN FOUND THE INJURED BOB CAT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, PICKED IT UP AND PUT IT IN HER CAR JUST BEHIND HER TODDLER. THEY CAN DO QUITE A BIT OF DAMAGE. THEY’RE MEANT TO BRING DOWN PREY. A CHILD OF THAT SIZE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN AN ISSUE UNFORTUNATELY. BUT LUCKILY IT DIDN’T COME TO THAT. REPORTER: THE WOMAN EVENTUALLY CALLED CPW AND SARAH RESPONDED TO RECOVER THE BOB CAT. IT DEFINITELY HISSED AND GROWLED AND SWATTED. REPORTER: THANKFULLY NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT CPW WANTS THIS TO SERVE AS YET ANOTHER REMINDER TO ALWAYS LEAVE WILDLIFE ALONE. WE UNDERSTAND THERE ARE ANIMAL LOVERS OUT THERE, WE JUST WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHEN THEY DO FIND AN INJURED ANIMAL OF ANY SORT THAT’S WILDLIFE, TO GIVE US A CALL. REPORTER: NOW DUE TO THAT BOB CAT’S SERIOUS INJURIES, LIKELY FROM BEING HIT BY A CAR, IT DID HAVE TO BE HUMANELY EUTHANIZED. THERE’S AN INVESTIGATION THAT REMAINS ONGOING, SO AT THIS

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