In recent TV news, a young bobcat that suffered serious burns ina California wildfire, has been reported to have recovered and returned to its wild habitat. While the said news is not sensational or attention-grabbing, it’s heartwarming to know that there are still people who care deeply for wild animals that are unable to cope with the effects of climate change.
The young bobcat was found badly burned and emaciated by a female Yucaipa native of Southern California last October 13, who immediately brought the animal to the San Diego Humane Society. As the blaze occurred in September, the young animal’s burns were already badly infected. The humane society brought the animal to the Ramona Wildlife Center for treatment.
Early this December, the San Diego Humane Society was quite happy to report that the animal recovered well and had even doubled in size after more than a month of receiving care and treatment at the wildlife center.
After it was ascertained that the bobcat had made a full recovery, a worker from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, brought the animal to an area outside of the forest area where the wildfire occurred. State biologists confirmed that the area had an abundance of food and water where the rescued animal will likely find other bobcats and wildlife species.
Andy Blue, Campus Director of the Ramona Wildlife Center said that the reason why they word hard to save every wildlife patient brought to their door is because they want every animal they treat, become well enough to return to the wild and live in its natural habitat,” Mr. Blue further described the young bobcat as a little fighter, as it was able to recover from its emaciated and severely burned condition to become a feisty young predator, already able to fend for herself in the wild.
Are Bobcats Included Among Wildlife Considered as Nuisance Animals?
Bobcats are not among the wildlife species considered as nuisance animals frequenting or even inhabiting areas populated by humans. They are known to be solitary, shy and reclusive. While having features similar to a regular cat, many who are not familiar with their distinctive features can mistake a bobcat for a large domestic cat or a small mountain lion.
Recently, the animal services at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex in Arlington, Texas reported that in recent years, the bobcat population in the area has been increasing, even in cities. While some citizens are wary that a stray bobcat can be mistaken for a domestic cat by their children or their pets, many have asked what they should do in case they find a bobcat wandering in their neighborhood.
According to The Colony, the animal service center of the state of Texas, it is much safer to scare away stray bobcats venturing in their area. One only has to yell or clap one’s hand loudly, or make a noise with a baseball bat or a rock to scare the animal away.
Moreover, it would be best to remove potential sources of food like meal scraps, fallen fruit or even pet food, as such elements can attract not only bobcats but other known nuisance wildlife as well; such as coyotes, raccoons, opossums and/or skunks. Moreover, people who encounter a nuisance wildlife problem in their Texas property, are advised to call on wildlife removal experts who use humane methods in extracting the animals as early as possible.
According to The Colony, sometimes its not a matter of putting humans or pets in danger, as it could be the other way around — of the wildlife becoming the victims of dog or human attacks.
To readers looking for an expert wildlife removal firm in Texas that actually practise humane methods of extracting wildlife creatures from backyards or in parts of a private property, we recommend the AAAC Wildlife Removal of San Antonio, as it has received favorable feedback from many satisfied customers.