BLACK JACK, Mo. (AP) - A baby bobcat found in eastern Missouri and being nursed back to health might be mistaken for an ornery feral cat - until you hear her roar.
The animal was found in July outside the YMCA in Potosi, scrawny and with her mother nowhere around. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Department of Conservation trapped her and took her to a St. Louis County facility run by the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline of Missouri and Illinois.
Though she weighs just 7 pounds and is 3 months old, she makes noises that group founder Angel Wintrode compares to a "full-grown lion."
The animal growls, hisses, bares her teeth and arches her back. Caretakers say that's a good thing - they don't want the bobcat to get comfortable around people.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com