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Rescuers bitten after mistaking bobcats for domestic kittens

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -

Three well-meaning people suffered bites when the kittens they rescued after hearing them mewling in a San Antonio alley turned out to be ravenous bobcat cubs .
  
The caretakers found the blue-eyed, stub-tailed pair of young bobcats on Saturday and, thinking they were Bengal kittens, took them in. They fed the bobcats milk from pet-feeding bottles, but realized something was amiss when the aggressive animals tore the bottles apart and bit them.
  
They called animal control officers and a wildlife rescue group took the wild cats away.
  
Workers intended to wait in the alley hoping to find the mother and reunite her with the cubs.

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