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Woman who put bobcat inside car with her child in Colorado Springs will not face charges

 "This is the sight that greeted Colorado Parks and Wildlife Sarah Watson when she responded to a call about an injured bobcat on Wednesday.  An unrestrained wild bobcat in the back of an SUV under a blanket.  A child's car seat was just feet away," Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. (Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
"This is the sight that greeted Colorado Parks and Wildlife Sarah Watson when she responded to a call about an injured bobcat on Wednesday. An unrestrained wild bobcat in the back of an SUV under a blanket. A child's car seat was just feet away," Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. (Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife) (KKTV)
Published: Sep. 19, 2019 at 12:04 PM MDT
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Following an investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), a woman who picked up a bobcat and placed it next to her child in the car will not face charges.

11 News confirmed with CPW spokesman Bill Vogrin on Tuesday, the agency did not believe the woman did anything illegal.

The woman reportedly came across the animal back on Sept. 19 in Colorado Springs as it appeared injured. The woman picked it up and put in in her car right next to her young child, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is still reminding the public to never, ever pick up wild animals.

Sadly for the bobcat, but fortunately for mother and child, wildlife officers say the animal was too injured to react to being placed inside a car.

"The adult male bobcat was alert, hissing and growling, as Officer Watson secured it with a catch pole," Colorado Parks and Wildlife wrote on Twitter. "It struggled and swiped at her with its front claws. Upon examination, she saw the estimated 25-pound bobcat's rear legs were paralyzed so she humanely euthanized the animal."

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