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Aug 9, 2012 2:05 AM

Bobcat gets trapped in Foothills home

TUCSON - A bobcat fell in to a Foothills home and rescuers had to remove it.

The cat fell into a solarium, a room inside the house with open air.

Kelly Jacobson takes care of the home for a family member. She heard the cat trying to escape Wednesday morning.

"I do like cats," Jacobson said, "far away from me, but I do like cats."

Jeff Carver, with the Animal Experts, snared the animal and put it in a cage.

"Gives you that little adrenaline boost," Carver said. "It's better than a double cappuccino."

They took the bobcat to Darlene Braastad at Forever Wild Animal Rehabilitation Center.

It is only 10 to 12 weeks old. Bobcats usually stay with their mothers for more than a year, according to Braastad.

The animal may be dehydrated and hungry but should recover, according to Braastad.

"I'm sure she'll be fine," Braastad said, "I don't expect any problems at all."

She will have a new foster mother named Bisbee. Bisbee has been helping rehabilitate other bobcats for 5 years. She is with the center permanently.


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