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Bobcat Gets Lessons on Living Wild

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, bobcats )

- 1814 days ago -
Since last summer, when she emerged as an orphaned kitten who affectionately introduced herself to crews battling a major wildfire in Plumas County, Chips the bobcat has been diagnosed with an attitude problem. She's too nice for a bobcat.

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Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:50 am
With the right training, natural instinct takes over.

Ruth M (235)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:11 pm
I'm glad she survived and hope her return to the wild is sucessful!

michelle t (41)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:16 pm
I hope she future will be a good/safe one

Isabelle J (81)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:24 pm
Thanks !

Christeen A (445)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:37 pm
I hope she survives in the wild. Thank you.

Mitchell D (103)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:57 pm
Oh, man, got to donate for these csts.

Kathlene L (30)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:59 pm
This little one knew what she needed to do to survive. Now she has to learn how to do something else to survive. It's heartbreaking to me that she has to learn to distrust and hate humans,but that is what has to be done for her own good. I pray that she is able to adapt and return to the wild.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:48 pm
I certainly hope she develops the skills and instinct necessary to her being released into the wild. Good luck Chip.

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:03 pm
Such is the strange nature of the world... and the nature of all of us.... right or wrong.

Dianne D (490)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:25 pm
I hope all 3 bobcats are released in a safe area and do well. I realize that she needed human contact to heal her wounds, but perhaps she got too much and the policy needs to be changed. She's probably very confused on what to do. That's like paper training a puppy and then take that away and train them to go outdoors. It's very confusing on what the animal gets praised for doing and then is punished for doing what it was trained to do months earlier.

Diane B (275)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:36 am
thanks for posting dear

Tanya W (65)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:28 am
Noted and hoping that chip and the other bob cats have a natural, safe life as they should. I wish them well.

Kath P (9)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:46 am
Not too sure this is a good idea. Its a confusing situation.

Donna H (159)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:42 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

janet f (29)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:54 am
Thanks for the info. I'll send them some money for their bobcats dinner.

Ruth C (87)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:01 am
May God bless her.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:58 am
Chips, Tuffy, and Sierra deserve to be wild and free. Good luck bobcats.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:12 pm
She's magnificent! But I hope she'll survive in the wild.
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