WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A woman from Virginia found what she assumed was an escaped housecat tangled in her fence.
- She rescued the feline and brought it into her home, sharing some photos online to find its owners.
- Netizens informed the woman that it was actually a wild bobcat, not a chubby housecat.
Animals in need can tug at our heartstrings and push people to bring out their inner Good Samaritans. A woman from Richmond, VA decided to help out a “chubby” housecat that found itself tangled up in her garden fence.
The poor kitty was “screaming its head off”, so she freed it and even took it inside her home so she could give it some food. The cat wasn’t your ordinary stray though.
The woman, unnamed, took some photos of the feline and posted them on Craigslist in hopes that she could somehow track its owners.
Included was the description: “It is very thick and has little stripes and spots on its legs and big white round spots on the back of its ears, only thing that looks wrong with him is he doesn’t have a tail, but it doesn’t seem like anything new.” She also said the cat, though cute, was “CRAZY” and “EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE.”
People who saw her post sent her a message, informing her that what she thought was a stray housecat was actually a wild bobcat, the most common species of wildcat in North America that got its name for its bobbed tail. For her safety, they warned her to get it out of her home as soon as she could.
The woman thanked everyone for the information and let the bobcat go, but not before it managed to urinate all over her house. Still, she’s glad that it wasn’t a lost cat and reports that she didn’t sustain any bites or scratches from her wild visitor.