IN ONE HAND HE HAD A GUN, IN THE OTHER HAND HE HAD A BAG FULL OF KITTENS WHICH HE PROMPTLY DUMPED ON THE COUNTER AND ASKED THE VETERINARY ASSISTANT TO RAISE SO HE COULD GIVE THEM TO HIS KIDS AS PETS!?
To say the vet tech was stunned would be an understatement, but she quickly agreed so she could rescue these rare and unusual kittens from such an awful fate. The kittens in the sack were bobcat kittens the hunter had found on one of his hunting expeditions. He had come across them and had not seen the mother, so had taken it upon himself to bring them back with him, feeling he could not just leave them where they were.
The vet tech immediately began scouring the internet for an expert and came across Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue, and it was agreed the kittens should come to Florida for re-release back into the wild. As their eyes were not yet open the big concern was they could open at anytime and have the kittens bond with humans! So the race was on for a momma cat who could nurse them while their eyes were still closed, in the hope that when they did open they would bond with her.
WATCH THESE KITTENS BOND WITH THEIR NEW MOM HERE:
Big Cat Rescuer, Merrill Kramer, called on Rick Chaboudy, CEO of Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor, FL and he said he thought he had a good candidate. Her name was Bobbi because of her half tail and she had given birth to 6 kittens of her own and then adopted two more. He found foster parents for all but two of the kittens and brought Bobbi and her brood over to see what she thought of diversifying her family.
Introductions like these can be very scary because the mother cat can be overly protective of her own kittens and fatally strike out at the newcomers. President, Jamie Veronica, has had a considerable amount of experience in this area though and had taken every precaution to make sure it went as well as it possibly could. Bobbi turned out to be a dream come true for three little orphaned bobcats though. She immediately pulled them in close to nurse and began to bathe them. The little bobcat babies were so startled that they hissed at her!
She ignored their resistance and just kept on loving on them. Once they figured out that this strange smelling “bobcat” mom had the real deal to offer at her breasts, they were in love too.