Woman Mistakenly Brings Wild Bobcat Home Thinking It’s A Lost Cat

Humans make mistakes. Sometimes they small, don’t really cost us much, but sometimes, those mistakes can really make our life challenging and hard. These mistakes are sometimes the decisions that should’ve been taken thoughtfully. But, alas! Who really has the time to think about things, am I right? Nope! Whoever came up with ‘Slow and steady wins the race’ was a genius. Although this right here, is not about a race. It’s just about a decision, taken in a hurry, that made this woman’s life a little difficult. She’s from Richmond, VA, USA, and here’s her story!

One fine day, this woman saw something stuck in a fence, “screaming it’s head off.” Assuming it was a cat, her natural instinct was to rescue her and that’s exactly what she did. But, this cat looked different than the normal ones. That didn’t, however, stop her from bringing the cat inside her house and boy! was she in for a big surprise. It wasn’t a cat, well, technically, yes she was but a different kind. She got herself a Wild Bobcat.

They look cute even when they are angry, which is most of the time.

If you don’t know about bobcats, they are North American wildcats, also known as Lynx Rufus. They may look extremely cute and squishable but they are actually very aggressive. Not to mention, they are bigger than cats, almost twice their size. They’d make your average domestic cat look like a little kitty.

These wildcats are natural-born predators. They love feeding on small animals such as rabbits, rodents, you name it! There is also a high probability that you may never run into these wildcats because they are mostly active during the night time, they are nocturnal beings.

Just casually roaming around the house, pretending like the owner.

This woman was soon to realize how crazy this cat is being, soon after she brought him inside. She didn’t have much of choice but to post an ad on craigslist to find the owner of this wildcat. She even added all these photos! Here’s what the ad said;

FOUND cat last night was stuck in between my fence screaming its head off. I brought it inside because it looks too big and healthy for a stray and dogs here escape often and will eat cats that get out.

It is very thick and has little stripes and spots on its legs and big white round spots on the back of its ears, only thing that looks wrong with him is he doesn’t have a tail, but it doesn’t seem like anything new.

Doing some push-ups on the dresser, don’t mind me. Definitely not trying to find a living being to eat.

There was more! Here’s what she said;

He is very vocal (and mean!!!) I think he is a tabby and bengals mix, maybe some Maine Coon because he is just so big and chubby. I took most of these pics last night so the lighting makes him look brown, but he is actually more grey. He was very hungry. Please, if you’re his owner contact me ASAP. I can not keep him here because as cute as he is, he is CRAZY and has gotten into everything in the house in one night and is EXTREMELY AGRESSIVE.

Looks like a mini version of a lion. Rawr!

It was only after her inbox got flooded with responses did she realize that she had, in her possession, a Bobcat. It was then, she decided to let her go into the wild immediately.

This is what she had to say after;

Thank you to everyone who told me this is actually a wild bobcat!!! Wtf!! No wonder he was so grumpy!! I kidnapped him.

I am not from America and have never heard of a bobcat, I thought all wildcats are much bigger than that!! I can not believe I brought it inside! And he p***** all over my damn house so now I have to deep clean everything!!

Anyway, I am glad at least he is okay and not a lost cat. I have let him go already back near the trees where he came from. I am also okay, no bites or scratches.

If looks could kill!

We’re glad this woman is okay!

Even though Bobcats normally do not harm humans, you can never be too safe if they have rabies. People tend to confuse these wildcats with Caracals as well because of their tufted ears. But, here’s a fun fact for you; bobcats have very small tails which is only a few inches long in length, they are also named after their tiny tails. This is what makes them different from Caracals. You can even differentiate between any normal cat and bobcats just by this distinct feature!

What do you think of these fun facts and the woman accidentally letting this wildcat in her house? Do you know anybody who has accidentally something like this? Let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to share this with your loved ones so they don’t make the same mistake.

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