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    Here are some photos of the starving kitty that showed up at my parents house. It's almost twice as big as 10n days ago. My 81 yr old Mom has gotten her strings pulled.

    http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/y...m/DSCN2376.jpg
    http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/y...m/DSCN2379.jpg
    http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/y...m/DSCN2375.jpg

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    So cute! still growing. I live with my 80 and 83 year old in-laws. They can't let my dog out, he's so strong. And he's just a coonhound.

    I know your hearts must really be rooting for this little guy. Good Luck with it.

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    Nice Bob Cat - she gonna keep it!

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    Great photos!
    Where does it sleep?
    What's in the food dish?
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    Likes to sleep in the trees.
    Chicken livers in the bowl.

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    That is a cute cat.

    Minor problem though. Why is she feeding it chicken livers? You better get that cat some meow mix and fry up them livers with some onions.
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    That's a baby bobcat... I thought you were kidding.
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    What do you do with it when its a big old strappin' cat?
    To Each His Own

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    Quote Originally Posted by splank View Post
    What do you do with it when its a big old strappin' cat?
    Kick it out the door and release the hounds!

    Sorry, I couldn't resist

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    Yeah when it gets older that's the problem. Right now it looks like it might add a few years to my Moms life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G. Laury View Post
    Right now it looks like it might add a few years to my Moms life.
    That's a good thing. Since it's now obvious that cute little thing won't be kicked out to fend for itself I would like to make a suggestion. It won't be long if it is not doing it already, It will get real playful with a little attitude using it's front claws. Start clipping them now, all 4 paws if you can. The shorter the better, and do it frequently. Push your thumb between the main pad and it's toes and his claws should extend out. He won't be able to climb near as good but when he decides to latch on(it's instinct for him not meanness) he won't be as good at that either.

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    Adorable! If you want to tug your Mom's heartstrings even more, show her this video about people who raised a lion cub:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDZaWgf_bk0
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    Likes to sleep in the trees.

    What, you mean to tell me that it's not snuggled up under the sheets with it's favorite toy.
    Keep up the good work!
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    Will this cat be so acclimated to humans that it can not be released to the wild. Imagine it walking into someone's back yard because it innocently wants to play with the children. Yikes! I don't know - I'm asking.

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    Beeper yes that's the problem. Or it goes to a house and Walter comes out and shoots the mountain lion. It's actually a big responsibility. I don't know where this will lead.

    Thanks for the comments and feedback! It's a lot of fun to share with my pals on BeeSource.

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    Tom,
    Vere is a cute photo of a bob cat that I found on the internet.
    http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetai...snap-pic&flv=1
    This site has many other photos of animals.
    Ernie
    Last edited by BEES4U; 07-22-2009 at 08:17 AM. Reason: added a sentence
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    Hi Ernie;

    That is just the size it was when it showed up, but real skinny and poor coat. Hard to say no!

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    Hi Tom
    I don't know what the laws are out your way, here you must turn most wild animals over to rehabs places. It is usually in the animals best interest, they can often minimize human contact to the point where they can be released to the wild. It would be a shame not to be able to keep the critter and have it's only option to be going to a zoo.
    I would make discreet inquiries, so if it doesn't sound like there is quality rehab available you still have other options. Here, wildlife authorities will confiscate "wild" animals even if they end up euthanizing them.
    Remember, this cute kittie will grow to an animal that can kill a deer.
    Here is a link on rehab for bobcats.
    http://www.animaladvocates.us/bobcat...tionmanual.pdf

    Raising a single bobcat kitten is much more involved because there are no siblings or mother to teach it survival skills.
    Furthermore, bobcat kittens are known to habituate on human caregivers, thereby making them a potential nuisance and
    dangerous animal when released in the wild. Habituated bobcats may also be driven off and possibly killed by their
    wild counterparts because the habituated ones are different and the wild bobcats sense it.
    In 1994 the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center in Morgan Hill, CA developed a non-habituating
    technique for raising single orphaned bobcat kittens. The technique involves a team of human surrogate
    mothers in full-body bobcat costume who take turns interacting with the bobcat kitten to teach it survival
    skills. The surrogates may be male or female since the bobcat cannot discern the difference through the
    disguise.

    I can't wait to see you in your bobcat disguise. They say laughter is an extender of life, that should keep your mom around for the next couple decades...
    Sheri

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    I would look into what permits you would need to keep this bobcat. I think it's awesome and would hate for wco's to come and take him/her away. It may be costly keeping a wildcat so that would be one thing to consider, but definately a conversation starter. If she is not planning on keeping it, I would try and get it to go off on his own as soon as possible for his sake. I'm kind of divided on keeping wild animals. I would love to have one myself, but I have seen people with pet raccoons in a cage and it burns me up. There is a vet that lives nearby, that has a mountain lion, lions, tigers, a leopard and some other exotic pets. He gets them wounded or hurt, and rehabs them. He has a large farm that they live on, but he keeps all his animals in the yard. They are in a totally enclosed fence that is attached to his house. The local wco's bring roadkill whenever they pick them up for them. It's pretty cool, and I can only imagine what people that arent in the know think when they are driving down the road and see a lion playing in the front yard.
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    Default Re: Baby Bob

    Now wait, we're talking Bobcat and not Mountain Lion, right?? Drastic size difference...right?

    Bobcat - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat

    Montain Lion - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_lion
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