Florida man drops off bobcat at Orlando fire station, thinks it is a 'baby cheetah'

Posted at 1:22 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 13:33:13-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — Firefighters in Orlando had an unusual drop off at their fire station recently.

According to a post on the Orlando Fire Department Facebook page, fire officials said a man showed up at Station 7 saying he found a baby “cheetah” in the area and didn’t know what to do with it.

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Crews at the fire house started googling "baby cheetah," and realized the kitten actually looked like a bobcat.

They said they then called and sent photos to the "Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center" in Orlando.

The administrative manager of the sanctuary drove to the station and confirmed it was a 2-week-old female bobcat.

The refuge is now caring for the cub at their center.

News outlets in Orlando report the baby bobcat is doing well, and wildlife experts are trying to find a mother for it.

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