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VIDEO: Bobcat climbs down power pole on I-75 in Collier County

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Posted at 12:05 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 12:58:25-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A wild turn of events unfolded Thursday afternoon along Alligator Alley in Collier County.

A bobcat was spotted sitting atop a tall power pole on I-75 near Mile Marker 78.

WATCH BOBCAT ON POWER POLE:

Crews in a utility truck used a long pole to gently nudge the animal off. It slowly climbed down and eventually ran off into the brush once it reached the ground.

WATCH BOBCAT CLIMB DOWN POWER POLE:

The animal appeared to be unharmed, although it was panting quite heavily while on the power pole.