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Wild ride for Arizona bobcat stuck in car grille

/ 12:19 PM January 05, 2015
Arizona bobcat

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — An Arizona bobcat may have used up one of its nine lives after it survived getting stuck inside an oncoming car.

Arizona Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Lynda Lambert said that the bobcat appears to have escaped any serious injuries and is awaiting evaluation by a veterinarian at an animal sanctuary in Scottsdale.

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Officials say a couple driving in Scottsdale on Friday night hit the bobcat after it darted into their path.

Upon reaching their destination, the man inspected his Mazda sedan and saw the very much alive animal trapped in the plastic grille.

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Game and Fish employees sedated the 7-pound (3.2-kilogram) animal and removed it.

Lambert says the bobcat will be released back into the wild.

Officials say its survival is a New Year’s miracle.

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