After a month in rehab, this beautiful female bobcat was able to return home today, to the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, thanks to the expert care it received at Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
The cat was discovered suffering from mange in August. Read the story of her rescue, HERE.
While the bobcat tested positive for anticoagulant rodenticide in its system and was treated with vitamin K to counter any blood clotting issues, rodenticide is still in its liver. How much, we don't know - but these Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides, or SGARs, can remain in the liver for a year and longer.
For some reason, lately we have been getting a lot of reports of sick bobcats. Currently, we're on the hunt for two others that are sick, suffering from mange. One, above the DeLaveaga Golf Course, and another at Oakwood Memorial Park - both in Santa Cruz, CA. Story, HERE.
This particularly lucky bobcat was released back into her home range today, just yards from where she was captured. Check out the video below.
THANK YOU WILDLIFE CENTER FOR SILICON VALLEY!
THANK YOU ELKHORN SLOUGH!
THANK YOU BARRY FOR TRANSPORTING!
|Photo by Scott Nichols|