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Pet bobcat loose in Ocean County, report says
NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014

Posted on 04/04/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT by SMGFan

An Ocean County resident's 3-year-old pet bobcat has been missing since March 25, leaving neighbors on edge.

Virginia Fine told NBC 10 Philadelphia her "sweet" and "super affectionate" 38-pound domesticated bobcat, Rocky, escaped through her home’s back door while playing with her dog.

Rocky is up-to-date on all his shots and declawed, she told the news station. She also said he "has no aggression at all."

But residents who live near her home in Stafford Township are still on edge.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bobcat; nj
He could really sink his teeth into you. My regular cat can grab your arm or leg and he's 12 pounds
1 posted on 04/04/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Reminds me of this SNL skit with Christopher Walken.

https://screen.yahoo.com/census-taker-000000855.html


2 posted on 04/04/2014 3:34:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SMGFan

I had no idea you could domesticate a bobcat... that would be cool. I have the wild version where I am, and they look like they could do you like trying to juggle 6 running chainsaws in a phone booth.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 3:36:40 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SMGFan

If cats got to the size of big dogs, they would torture and eat you!

And there’s no such thing as a ‘domesticated’ bobcat.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SMGFan
"No aggression at all"

"Declawed"

Give me a break. It's a bobcat and it still has teeth.

We'll see how pacified it is when it gets hungry.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Bobcats can be the most domesticable of wildcats when raised from a kit, but they've got to spend almost all of their time outdoors.

No, I've never tried it myself and don't plan to, but I've learned that all one needs to do to acquire 'pet' bobcats in rural Nevada is to have a nice little unfenced grassy garden with water features in your backyard and no big dog around.

6 posted on 04/04/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Now that was funny!


7 posted on 04/04/2014 4:07:32 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SMGFan

The cat won’t be able to protect itself from other predators.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 4:08:36 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: jjotto

Had a buddy who had two of them.

Use to walk them (him, not me) on leashes.

One mobile home park had a rash of killings on home owners domestic cats by an ‘uncatchable’ Tom cat.

My buddy said no problem, let one of his cats loose in the park one evening .. no longer a problem. 8)

These bobcats were cute.
(pointed ears and ‘butch cuts’) lol

Would sit on your lap and just stare at anything that moved.

As far as I know .. the cats never bothered anyone, as long as they were within sight of my friend.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: SMGFan

“pet”? lol My lord.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 4:12:59 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SMGFan

I know people who had them. They always went wild. That, and you had to watch it around them. They did not take to strangers real well. But, if you want something to keep stray dogs away? They are the ones that will do it.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by crz
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To: SMGFan

That’s a big cat.Wait till some Pitbull tries to get after him.The claws slice and dice.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 4:53:54 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Opps,I missed the declawed part.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 4:55:38 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

We had one that hung around the house in Tahoe when I was a kid. It use to mooch the cat food bowl and just sat around the back yard not too concerned about anything. The cats didn’t mind much either. One blessing was the raccoons didn’t come around and get in to the trash as often.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 5:01:08 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I had no idea you could domesticate a bobcat.

&&&
Betting it’s illegal.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 5:57:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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"ATTENTION! ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY! DO NOT FEAR THE BOBCAT THAT IS LOOSE. WE HAVE ADVISED THE NEW JERSEY DEVIL OF THE SITUATION, AND HE HAS PROMISED THEY WILL BOTH ATTACK YOU WITHOUT WARNING." This public service announcement provided by the Pine Barrens Public Administration. Pine Barrens, the home of your finest monsters and Mafia burial grounds.
16 posted on 04/04/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: SMGFan

I went to high school with a number of Bobcats. We played the Mustangs, Thunderbirds, Coyotes, and Spartan regularly. (We once ran back three punts for touchdowns against the Spartans in the same game. We kicked their butts.)


17 posted on 04/04/2014 6:07:58 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Bigg Red
Direct from the fabulous World Wide Web comes 11 year old Sophia and her beautiful pet Lynx. That's right, Bobcat's are nice, but, especially if you live in a colder climate, why not step right up to their bigger cousin, the Lynx!

Sophia did, and she's only 11.

It had been a dream of the spouses to have a lynx. They had consulted with specialists and read about this animal a lot. Once they heard about a little orphan lynx in one zoo and made a serious decision. The Kurilian bobteils adopted the little lynx and took care of it. The lynx still submits to the cats though it’s much bigger. It purrs like a cat but obeys orders like a dog.

By the way, for those who are curious, this is a Eurasian Lynx, found in Russia and other parts of Eurasia, and it is the largest member of the bobtail cat family. The Canadian Lynx is a little smaller, but still bigger than a Bobcat.

More at this link.

18 posted on 04/04/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Jack Black

It had been a dream of the spouses to have a lynx.

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19 posted on 04/04/2014 6:40:58 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Jack Black

Mate a bobcat with a lynx and you’d get a bobolynx. Kinda like a bobolink but it can’t fly.

LOL!


20 posted on 04/04/2014 6:52:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The old word was that Bobcats could not be dependably domesticated but larger Ocelots (Latin American) did make good pets. Ocelots are very beautiful as well. Bobcats are nice looking but not like Ocelots.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 9:21:11 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Jack Black

I used to have a cute little cat that sometimes would simply sit and stare at me for a long time. Now I understand what she was likely thinking-—”I wish I was a Lynx”.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 9:22:54 PM PDT by House Atreides
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