Injured Bobcat Rescue
3 December 2009
|Found in the middle of a nearby country road. Took no notice as we approached.|
|This open stretch of road invites drivers to increase their speed.|
|Urging the little bobcat off the road, we noticed it had an injured hind leg.|
|As it was injured, unable to catch its prey and therefore starving,
we elected to capture and transport it to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
|Medical staff sedated the bobcat before handling it.|
|Bobcat begins examination by Wildlife Center's expert staff. It weighed just 4 pounds.|
|Medical staff determined bobcat had fracture to rear hind leg.|
|Examination revealed bobcat was infested with fleas, ticks and ear mites.|
|Medical staff administered fluids, antibiotics to stabilize bobcat.
Bobcat's leg fracture required surgery and a metal plate to repair.
Bobcat fully recovered and released 26 March 2010.
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