Thursday, May 31, 2007

Injured Ala. bobcat returned to the wild

Posted by pcloos May 30, 2007 1:47 PM

The injured bobcat rescued by Liza Eldred and treated at a west Mobile County veterinary clinic was released Monday night near the rural area of Baldwin County where it was found during the weekend, authorities said today.

Eldred found the bobcat about noon Saturday on U.S. 98 in Magnolia Springs and, thinking it was a domestic cat, took it to Duke Animal Clinic for treatment of an injured paw. The animal was treated for that injury, tape worms and several ticks were removed from its ears.

Veterinarian Andy Duke, the clinic's owner, said the bobcat did not appear to be suffering any pain from the injured paw when he released it about 10:30 p.m. Monday less than a mile from where Eldred had found it.

"It left the cage like calf coming out of a rodeo chute," Duke said. bobcat_returned_to_the.html

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