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No citation for woman who put hurt bobcat in car near child

Posted at 4:03 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 18:03:36-04

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs woman who put an injured bobcat in her car, inches from where her child was in a safety seat, will not be cited.

KCNC-TV in Denver reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided not to cite the woman, who spotted the injured adult male cat while driving, wrapped it in a blanket and put it in the back of her SUV in September. A boy, about 3 years old, was in the back seat.

Agency officials told her to get her boy and herself out of the vehicle when she called to ask what to do.

District Wildlife Manager Sarah Watson used a trapping device to remove the 20-pound (9-kilogram) cat, which was hissing and resisting despite severe internal injuries and paralyzed rear legs. The bobcat was euthanized.


Information from: KCNC-TV,