Laura Patton, a fur bearer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, said she had plans to call the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on Friday.She
went on to say that if one should find an injured wild animal, he
should "leave them where they are."Patton
said especially with younger animals, the mother may be nearby.Many times, the adult animal will come back for the young animal, even if it takes awhile.However, if individuals are worried about the safety or health of the animal, he or she may contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Information Center by dialing 1-800-858-1549 or one can visit the Web site at http://www.fw.ky.gov.Patton
advises that wild animals be taken to a trained rehabilitator in the area.The information center and the Web site will direct people to area rehabilitators.Patton
said that many times, the rehabilitator will transport the animal. Patton
also said that bobcats are "pretty abundant" in Lewis and Greenup counties and their population has been increasing over the past few years.However, she
said that it is a "pretty neat thing to see one," because bobcats are "pretty shy and secretive."
According to the Kentucky Department of Fish
and Wildlife, bobcats live in a variety of habitats.They inhabit forests, swamps, mountains and agricultural land.Bobcats feast on rodents, rabbits and on occasional carcasses.Bobcats breed in February and March and have a two-month gestational period.Patton
said that bobcats can have kittens until September.