DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in a Tennessee community have moved a young bobcat that was found in an outbuilding in town.
Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press that officials didn't check if the feline was a male or female, but it was about a year old.
Officials say the bobcat appeared to be healthy, and after being caught last week, was relocated to a secluded area in Sequatchie County.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency website says bobcats are seldom seen by humans. But they do pose a threat when encountered.
Last September, the wildlife agency issued a warning to not pick up injured or what appears to be an orphaned wild animal after a woman picked up an injured bobcat and took it home. The bobcat later "became unmanageable" in the woman's laundry room.