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Eldorado bobcats rehabbed, released on Glorieta Mesa

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A Game and Fish officer releases one of four bobcats onto Glorieta Mesa. They were found last spring in Eldorado residential areas. (Courtesy of state Game and Fish Dept.)

A Game and Fish officer releases one of four bobcats onto Glorieta Mesa. They were found last spring in Eldorado residential areas. (Courtesy of state Game and Fish Dept.)

Besides having problems (in some people’s minds) with chickens in backyards, Eldorado also apparently has had a bobcat issue.

One homeowner last spring found a litter of bobcats under his deck a while back and asked the state Game and Fish Department what he should do. The mom will move them, he was told. But one got left behind, so Conservation Officer Brady Griffith rescued it and took it to The Wildlife Center near Española for care.

A week later came a call about a bobcat in a barn. Conservation Officer Megan Morales went out, sedated the feline, and found two kittens, probably about 2 weeks old, in the straw, according to the department. Off they all went to The Wildlife Center.

All four were released last Friday on Glorieta Mesa, having been cared for to adulthood and now slinking off to find their own food, according to Game and Fish.

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