Bobcat rescued from brush fire now recovering at CROW

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SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.- The 5-week-old bobcat rescued from a Lee County brush fire on Friday is now recovering at the Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).

CROW tells WINK News the bobcat arrived with slightly burned paws, dehydrated and was immediately given liquids and food. He was responsive and feisty; both positive signs.

WINK News crews were alongside firefighters on Friday when they spotted the bobcat a quarter mile into the brush.

Firefighters and FWC took care of the little guy, giving it water. FWC was hoping the bobcat’s mother would come back and find it, but when that didn’t happen they brought it to CROW on Monday.

CROW hopes to eventually release the bobcat into the wild.

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