Thu. Jun 20th, 2019

WATCH: Crews help bobcat down from atop utility pole along I-75

Crews help bobcat down from atop utility pole along I-75 Hide Transcript Show Transcript AMANDA: THURSDAY MORNING, A LIVE TRAFFIC CAMERA VIDEO FROM FDOT SHOWED AN ANIMAL SITTING ON A POLE ON EASTBOUND I-75 IN ALLIGATOR ALLE INITITALLY, THERE WERE REPORTS IT WAS A PANTHER BUT CLOSER INSPECTION REVEAL IT WAS A BOBCAT. A LIVE…
watch:-crews-help-bobcat-down-from-atop-utility-pole-along-i-75

Crews help bobcat down from atop utility pole along I-75


Hide Transcript
Show Transcript

AMANDA: THURSDAY MORNING, A LIVE TRAFFIC CAMERA VIDEO FROM FDOT SHOWED AN ANIMAL SITTING ON A POLE ON EASTBOUND I-75 IN ALLIGATOR ALLE INITITALLY, THERE WERE REPORTS IT WAS A PANTHER BUT CLOSER INSPECTION REVEAL IT WAS A BOBCAT. A LIVE VIDEO FEED OF THE CAT WAS POSTED BY A SOUTH FLORIDA TELEVISION STATION, AND SOON THOUSANDS WERE WATCHING AS THE ANIMAL SAT PERCHED ON THE POLE, PANTING TO COOL ITSELF. FLORIDA WILDLIFE COMMISSION OFFICERS ARRIVED, AND INITIALLY TOLD A REPORTER AT THE SCENE THEY PLANNED TO LET THE BOBCAT COME DOWN ON ITS OWN BUT THAT PLAN CHANGED WHEN CREWS FROM FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT SHOWED UP. THEY CUT THE POWER TO THE LINES AND A WORKER ARMED WITH A POLE BEGIN TRYING TO NUDGE THE BOBCAT TO CLIMB DOWN. IT TOOK SOME PRODING AND SOME SEEMING UNINTERESTED IN LEAVING ITS PERCH. BUT EVENTUALLY, WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN AND THE BOBCAT RETREATED THE SAME WAY IT CLIMBED UP THERE. AND WHEN IT REACHED THE GR

Crews help bobcat down from atop utility pole along I-75

Watch the bobcat’s descent in the video player above.A bobcat that somehow made its way up a utility pole along I-75 in Collier County has made it down safe. Thousands of people watched Thursday as wildlife officials helped the bobcat get down.

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. —

Watch the bobcat’s descent in the video player above.

A bobcat that somehow made its way up a utility pole along I-75 in Collier County has made it down safe. Thousands of people watched Thursday as wildlife officials helped the bobcat get down.

AlertMe

More Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may have missed