State Police Issue Warning After Driver Picks Up Bobcat

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Vermont State Police are warning people not to handle any wild animals after a visitor who picked up an injured and unconscious bobcat from the highway drove it to the state welcome center in Guilford.

State police say the visitor brought the bobcat to the center Sunday morning, where it woke up, causing concern about how to safely remove it from the vehicle.

The bobcat had to be incapacitated with a stun gun so that a veterinarian could administer a sedative and then examine the animal. State police say the bobcat had to be euthanized because it was too seriously injured to be saved.

Authorities are urging people not to approach or handle any wild animals. Instead, they should maintain a safe distance and call for help.

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