Bobcat Kitten Rescued from Fire

Firefighters find a bobcat kitten and rescue it from the Plumas fire.

By Staff and Wires
|  Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012  |  Updated 6:19 PM PDT
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Bobcat Kitten Rescued from Fire

This little guy should make a full recovery after being burned in a California wildfire,

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A bobcat kitten apparently abandoned during the chaos of a California wildfire has been rescued by firefighters and taken to a shelter for treatment of burns.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports members of the Mad River Hand Crew were patrolling the north end of the 74,000-acre Chips Fire in Plumas National Forest when they found the bobcat on Saturday.

Crew superintendent Tad Hair says the animal is about the size of a domestic kitten and was walking in circles near a stump.

There was no adult bobcat in the area, so the injured animal was taken to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care for treatment of second-degree burns on her paws.

The bobcat, named Chips, is doing well.

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