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Today at Big Cat Rescue Dec 10 Event for Big Cat Rescue

Bobcat Rescue Call

Several calls came in from people on the Upper Tampa Trail about a bobcat

Several calls came in from people on the Upper Tampa Trail about a bobcat

The bobcat was acting strange under this busy highway in a tunnel

The bobcat was acting strange under this busy highway in a tunnel

Big Cat Rescuers rushed to the scene with nets, gloves & carrier

Big Cat Rescuers rushed to the scene with nets, gloves & carrier

Jamie finds it funny that her old mother is struggling to climb fence

Jamie finds it funny that her old mother is struggling to climb fence

Jamie listens for sounds of a bobcat in the brush and looks for motion

Jamie listens for sounds of a bobcat in the brush and looks for motion

The roar of traffic makes tracking by sound nearly impossible

The roar of traffic makes tracking by sound nearly impossible

Raccoon tracks and wild pig tracks in mud, but no bobcat prints

Raccoon tracks and wild pig tracks in mud, but no bobcat prints

Several good den options along Rocky Creek that could house a bobcat

Several good den options along Rocky Creek that could house a bobcat

Callers had said bobcat was thin and not concerned about their presence

Callers had said bobcat was thin and not concerned about their presence

All FL bobcats are thin, so we just wanted to make sure the cat wasn't in trouble

All FL bobcats are thin, so we just wanted to make sure the cat wasn't in trouble

After a long search we conclude that no news is good news

After a long search we conclude that no news is good news. This bobcat sees people all the time.

The good news about not finding the bobcat is that it wasn’t injured and not sick enough that she could be caught. Jamie is pretty sure she has seen this cat by the trail before. The bobcat was staying just out of reach of the people who had called, rather than bolting away, and that’s what they thought was odd.  Jamie and Carole blade and bike the trail all the time and will keep an eye out for her and have alerted the Park Rangers to watch out for an ailing bobcat.  If she is not sick, and just the typically thin FL bobcat, then right next to the dump is a great place to find rats.  Bobcats make lousy pets, but great neighbors.

Andre and Arthur the two "deck cats" at Big Cat Rescue

Andre and Arthur the two "deck cats" at Big Cat Rescue

Rushing to put away the tools before the storm

Rushing to put away the tools before the storm

Sabre leopard casts two headed shadow on the ground

Sabre leopard casts two headed shadow on the ground

Green Shirt Maureen brings holiday cheer to captive cats

Green Shirt Maureen brings holiday cheer to captive cats

Can you guess which leopard?

Can you guess which leopard?

Rare view of Genie the Sand Cat in her sandy cat-a-tat

Rare view of Genie the Sand Cat in her sandy cat-a-tat

Volunteers polish the memorial plaques in our cat cemetery

Volunteers polish the memorial plaques in our cat cemetery

Sunbelt Staffing Workgroup Clears Lion Expansion Area

Sunbelt Staffing Workgroup Clears Lion Expansion Area

Sunbelt Staffing Workgroup Clears Lion Expansion Area

Sunbelt Staffing Workgroup Clears Lion Expansion Area

 

Support Big Cat Rescue at Skipper’s Tonight

 

Fun Fur All Ball at Skipper’s

Join us for a benefit concert at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa on Sunday December 11th. Enjoy musical entertainment from Juanjamon Band, Skull and Bone Band, The Human Condition, and Sunset Bridge while perusing the raffle and auction items, including original paintings created live during the show by local artists.

The Fun Fur All Ball is from 4-9 PM. Tickets are a $10 minimum suggested donation. Check out  Skipper’s facebook page and Like them.

 

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3 Comments

    • They all live together, but Arthur and Andre hang out together and Amanda is more of a loner.

      • Well, that is so great!! :D

        Also, will people be able to see there Cat-A-Tat on any tour?? I wanted to go see them for my birthday, but I wanted to make sure before I went so I can get a good perspective of which tour to get :)