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Bobcat moved to secluded area after being caught in town

January 15, 2018

DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in a Tennessee community have moved a young bobcat that was found in an outbuilding in town.

Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press that officials didn’t check if the feline was a male or female, but it was about a year old.

Officials say the bobcat appeared to be healthy, and after being caught last week, was relocated to a secluded area in Sequatchie County.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency website says bobcats are seldom seen by humans. But they do pose a threat when encountered.

Last September, the wildlife agency issued a warning to not pick up injured or what appears to be an orphaned wild animal after a woman picked up an injured bobcat and took it home. The bobcat later “became unmanageable” in the woman’s laundry room.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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