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Woman, 90, Grabs Bobcat's Tail to Free Cat

Woman, 90, Grabs Bobcat's Tail to Free Cat

Wed Apr 20, 7:38 AM ET Strange News - AP



WYMAN TOWNSHIP, Maine - A 90-year-old woman grabbed a
bobcat by the tail to free her beloved pet cat from
the wildcat's mouth. Mildred Luce, who lives alone,
said the action began one recent day when she looked
outside her window and saw the bobcat lying on its
side with the head of her 20-year-old cat, Smudge, in
its mouth.



Luce ran out the door, grabbed an aluminum snow shovel
and pushed it down on the bobcat's neck. But it held
on tight.


"Then I took hold of its head with my hand and pulled
on its tail, and Smudge popped out," she said.


Smudge hightailed into the house with the bobcat hot
on her heels. Once inside, the wildcat calmed down and
appeared more bewildered than aggressive, Luce said,
wandering from room to room before walking into the
bathroom.


A neighbor whom Luce had called for help secured the
door until Warden Mark Rollins arrived and snared the
animal as it hid behind a shower curtain.


Luce was upset by the episode, even more so because
her other cat, 5-year-old Foxy, had been mauled the
night before and died two days later.


But Luce never had a second thought about coming to
the rescue of Smudge, who is still on the mend.


"I had no fear of it — I was just interested in saving
Smudge," she said.


The bobcat was killed so it could be tested for
rabies, and the results were negative.
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Wow....gutsy old lady!
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Please lock this thread since I noticed there is another topic out there:
https://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18318
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