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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.