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Bobcat kitten bites Tucson teen during attempted rescue

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 19:29:03-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson teen was bit by a bobcat kitten Wednesday.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the teen found the bobcat in a backyard and was bit while trying to return the animal to its family.

AZGFD originally said the incident happened while rescuing the bobcat from a pool in the backyard. They have since issued a correction.

The victim and the bobcat were both treated and have since been released from care.

AZGFD says if you encounter any wildlife, call 623-236-7201.