Man on Meth Caught Eating Bobcat

Bay Area man did not break the law while eating the bobcat. Killing it is what is considered illegal.

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    Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Steve Lowney on the bizarre crime that put one Bay Area man in jail.

    Santa Clara county authorities arrested a 38-year-old man in an unincorporated area of Morgan Hill, Calif. on Nov. 7, after he was allegedly discovered to be high on meth, owning cockfighting tools, and skinning then eating a bobcat.

    Henry Arnibal was arrested on Sleepy Valley Road, and stated he'd killed the bobcat with a .22 rifle, and then ate it, after it attacked his roosters, reports the Merc.

    While it is not illegal to eat bobcat, it is illegal to kill one without a proper permit.

    The carcass of the bobcat was found hanging on a fence.

    All the charges, except for the drug charge, are fish and game violations. All are misdemeanors.

    Arnibal was discovered living in a trailer on land authorities believed to be a former marijuana farm.

    Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Steve Lowney said 50 roosters, cockfighting hooks, and the bobcat's carcass were taken into evidence.