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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:51 PM

Bobcat eats family pet, captured and released. [View all]

I'm glad the bobcat wasn't euthanized. She needs to keep her rabbits locked up.

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c3#/video/us/2012/12/09/ca-ritchie-bobcat-captured.kmph

California woman was shocked when she found a bobcat eating her pet rabbit outside her window.

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Bobcat In The City, Kills Family Pet

"Right in the middle of the city in Fresno, having a bobcat in your front yard is just amazing," Naomi Hendrix said.

Hendrix couldn't believe her eyes when she walked outside her Tower District home Thursday morning to see what was causing so much noise.

"It was 32 inches or so long and I would say probably 17, 18 inches tall," Hendrix said. "I first knew it had to be a bobcat because it was so big. But it looked just like a cat though."

It didn't sound like a cat though.

"That's when I really realized, I knew it had to be a wild animal because it growled this humongous, really deep, low growl to my cat," Hendrix said.

In the bobcat's mouth was Naomi's pet rabbit. He'd killed it just moments earlier.

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The SPCA eventually did come out and the Department of Fish and Game trapped the one-year-old bobcat, used a tranquillizer and took it back to its office.

Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, it was released back into the wild in northeast Fresno County.

Naomi tells KMPH News, the Department of Fish and Game told her, the bobcat more than likely targeted her house because it could smell her animals and the compost she uses to feed them and for her garden.

She says she'll probably get another rabbit to keep the other one that wasn't hurt company

http://www.kmph.com/story/20283473/bobcat-in-the-city-kills-family-pet

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