‘Don’t handle’: Homeowner returns from work to find wild bobcat inside dog’s bed
SAN MANUEL, Ariz. (KPHO/Gray News) - A wild animal surprised an Arizona homeowner when it decided to make itself at home while they were at work.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department shared photos of a bobcat seemingly lounging in a dog bed that was inside the person’s home on Monday.
KPHO reports that the homeowner spotted the wild cat when they were returning home from work.
According to the department, the bobcat was found lying comfortably in the dog bed instead of the homeowner’s pet. It said the animal likely entered the home through an unlocked doggie door.
Officials said the bobcat escaped before an officer arrived at the home.
“Don’t handle entrapped or hurt wildlife yourself,” the agency advised residents.
The department also posted on Twitter that the homeowner’s dog was found the next day, injured, and was treated at a local veterinary center.
“The family asks that you show your support on Instagram at Squeakers2023,” the department said.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department said those who need assistance can call 623-236-7201.
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