California Highway Patrol officers discovered an injured bobcat on the side of a road near Crockett in Contra Costa County Tuesday afternoon, CHP officials said.
Officers responded at about 1:25 p.m. to a call on Cummings Skyway, just east of Crockett Boulevard, about some sort of wildlife on the side of the road, according to the CHP.
Officers arrived to find a bobcat with an injured leg, and with the help of Contra Costa County Animal Services were able to safely rescue the animal and take it to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience museum in Walnut Creek for treatment.
Officials at the museum said Wednesday the bobcat was being treated for a fractured pelvis and may need surgery. They said on Twitter the fact that the cat is hissing and defensive toward caregivers is a great sign compared with a day earlier when he was in a depressed state.