Fisherman Rescues Injured Bobcat

Published: March 25, 2008 | 6955th good news item since 2003

A Brighton man’s love of nature may have helped save the life of a wild bobcat over the weekend.

Michael Marquez says he was on his way to Hartsel, Colo. to go fishing with a friend last Saturday morning when they came upon the large cat on the side of Highway 24.

Hartsel is located southwest of Denver in Park County.

As Marquez approached the bobcat, which was motionless but alive, they noticed it was lying next to a mouse that had been crushed –likely by a passing car. They assumed the bob cat had also been hit by a car or was perhaps sick.

The friend snapped several photographs as Marquez captured the cat in a fishing bag. They placed the animal in their vehicle and took it to a Division of Wildlife office in metro Denver. A game warden told Martquez that the cat was transported to Loveland for treatment.

FOX 31 has learned the animal will recover and be released back into the wild.

Marquez, a Colorado native, says he was motivated by his love of wildlife and would do anything to save an animal.

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