Friday, June 22, 2007

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a short tale about a bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Florida Man Strangles Rabid Bobcat

Happy Friday, everybody!


Caz said...

Is that a happy Cat Blog Friday story, or a sad Cat Blog Friday story?

I guess it turned out well for one of them.

Have a good weekend Cubicle!

cube said...

From the bobcat's perspective,
its quality of life couldn't have been all that good after contracting rabies. I think the man put it out of its misery.

I'll have a good weekend & I'll try to stay away from large wild animals.

Hope you do the same.

Always On Watch said...

Bobcats are beautiful creatures, but they are wild animals and fierce enemies if infected with the furious form rabies. That a man could take on a rabid bobcat and strangle it is amazing.

I'm sure that the man who did what had to be done to that bobcat will have to undergo anti-rabies shots. Poor fellow!

Where one mammal is infected by rabies will be many others. People in that area of Florida need to be very careful for the next several weeks.

BTW, I posted my kitties' pictures today. Take a look if you have time.

Kathy said...

(Seeing as how Nanc is on the road.)
This one's for you old mate!

Bob pkak..pkak!

What's Cat Friday without a pkak?

The Merry Widow said...

The man was a Vietnam vet, amazing.
I think he was nailed in the ankle?
More concerned about the small children and animals in his neighborhood, a hero.


cube said...

aow: The rabies vaccine is less of an ordeal now than it used to be. A small comfort...

BTW, I saw your cats. What a bunch of cuties.

kathy: thanks for the guest pkak!

tmw: Thank goodness the bobcat picked on someone who could defend himself.

nanc said...

and to think i was going to miss a good pkaking...

thanks kath~!


Brooke said...

Holy smokes!

It would take a Vet to kill a rabid bobcat with his bare hands!

cube said...

nanc: Better late than never.

brooke: I think I could do it if the bobcat was threatening one of my children.