snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > Non-UL Chat > Wild Kingdom

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07 December 2018, 12:49 AM
TallGeekyGirl's Avatar
TallGeekyGirl TallGeekyGirl is offline
 
Join Date: 31 December 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 12,282
Hello Kitty Meet Mr. Murderbritches the Bobcat Kitten






ALL HAIL MR. MURDERBRITCHES!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07 December 2018, 01:01 AM
thorny locust's Avatar
thorny locust thorny locust is offline
 
Join Date: 27 April 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 9,589
Default

Hope he's going to be OK. That's quite a young cat dumped into territory he doesn't know his way around in.

Admittedly I'm not quite sure what else they were going to do with him.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07 December 2018, 01:05 PM
dfresh dfresh is online now
 
Join Date: 11 November 2005
Location: Oxford, PA
Posts: 4,278
Default

Good luck to Mr. Murderbritches, and hopefully he doesn't run into something that is bigger than he is, as there is NOTHING tougher than he is.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07 December 2018, 01:25 PM
kitap's Avatar
kitap kitap is offline
 
Join Date: 20 January 2001
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 9,855
Whalephant

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
Hope he's going to be OK. That's quite a young cat dumped into territory he doesn't know his way around in.

Admittedly I'm not quite sure what else they were going to do with him.
If he weren't ready age-wise to be out there alone I doubt they'd've released him. The Center is based here in Tucson and they have a good reputation.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07 December 2018, 02:19 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,505
Default

According to an article I saw on FB, this is the second time they've caught him* and released him.

*They don't know if it's male or female -- attempts to find out were unsuccessful, for obvious reasons.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07 December 2018, 02:37 PM
kitap's Avatar
kitap kitap is offline
 
Join Date: 20 January 2001
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 9,855
Whalephant

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
According to an article I saw on FB, this is the second time they've caught him* and released him.

*They don't know if it's male or female -- attempts to find out were unsuccessful, for obvious reasons.
Free food from the Center and toys that move on their own!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07 December 2018, 02:47 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,505
Default

There was also a comment about poking him with the stick to remind him that humans are a threat, but IDK, he seems to grasp that pretty well.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07 December 2018, 03:25 PM
NobleHunter's Avatar
NobleHunter NobleHunter is offline
 
Join Date: 21 September 2005
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posts: 625
Default

Did they think humans were a threat or food?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07 December 2018, 03:30 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,505
Default

Good point, kitty might be looking to move up the food chain from chickens.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07 December 2018, 05:12 PM
crocoduck_hunter's Avatar
crocoduck_hunter crocoduck_hunter is offline
 
Join Date: 27 May 2009
Location: Roseburg, OR
Posts: 12,820
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
There was also a comment about poking him with the stick to remind him that humans are a threat, but IDK, he seems to grasp that pretty well.
That can end badly.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07 December 2018, 05:56 PM
thorny locust's Avatar
thorny locust thorny locust is offline
 
Join Date: 27 April 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 9,589
Default

crocoduck_hunter, that video starts with a disturbing-content warning, but they didn't say for what, at least not before I closed it again. Could you give a general idea, possibly whited out?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07 December 2018, 07:41 PM
crocoduck_hunter's Avatar
crocoduck_hunter crocoduck_hunter is offline
 
Join Date: 27 May 2009
Location: Roseburg, OR
Posts: 12,820
Default

Sorry, didn't think of that: It shows a guy getting mauled by a leopard, though he survives he's quite injured. The attack itself is filmed from a perspective that prevents much from being seen, but there's a CGI recreation and she's shown wounded afterword. If you don't want to see the potentially disturbing parts, you can quit at the two minute mark.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07 December 2018, 08:01 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,505
Default

They wanted the bobcat to see humans as a threat so that it would avoid them. Being comfortable with humans could end very badly for the bobcat, especially if he keeps eating chickens (that presumably belong to humans).
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08 December 2018, 04:25 PM
thorny locust's Avatar
thorny locust thorny locust is offline
 
Join Date: 27 April 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 9,589
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kitap View Post
If he weren't ready age-wise to be out there alone I doubt they'd've released him. The Center is based here in Tucson and they have a good reputation.
Well, that's encouraging.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter View Post
If you don't want to see the potentially disturbing parts, you can quit at the two minute mark.
I wound up just rolling the video portion up off the screen about that point and listening to the commentary until it was clear what had happened.

-- leopards as well as bobcats apparently share with The Cat Who Likes To Come Into Houses* a common attitude to coming back out of carriers in strange places: they may well not have wanted to go into that box in the first place, but if they don't know where they are they're going to want to take their time getting back out again!



*my translation of Felis domesticus
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10 December 2018, 01:55 PM
DawnStorm's Avatar
DawnStorm DawnStorm is offline
 
Join Date: 11 March 2003
Location: Montgomery County, MD
Posts: 16,746
Bear

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
They wanted the bobcat to see humans as a threat so that it would avoid them. Being comfortable with humans could end very badly for the bobcat, especially if he keeps eating chickens (that presumably belong to humans).
I've heard of state officials doing that to bears that they catch in a residential area and release into the wild. IIRC they make loud noises to scare the bears away.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10 December 2018, 03:28 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
 
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,826
Glasses

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
According to an article I saw on FB, this is the second time they've caught him* and released him.
I sure hope he likes his new home, because if they catch him again, his odds of being euthanized go way up.

Seaboe
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10 December 2018, 06:50 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,505
Default

Yes, his taste for chicken may be the end of him.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nat'l Zoo Calls off Search for Missing Bobcat DawnStorm Wild Kingdom 15 02 February 2017 02:50 PM
Dear Kitten TallGeekyGirl Wild Kingdom 8 12 August 2015 03:59 PM
Photo shows bobcat catching shark Ryda Wong, EBfCo. Wild Kingdom 6 09 April 2015 05:23 PM
Dead bobcat hung from goal post before school rivalsí big game A Turtle Named Mack Wild Kingdom 1 31 October 2014 07:29 PM
Fawn and Bobcat Kitten Jenn Fauxtography 6 06 August 2009 08:41 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.