Red Tape Forcing Man To Give Up Pet Bobcat

There are 10 comments on the May 16, 2008, www.wral.com story titled Red Tape Forcing Man To Give Up Pet Bobcat. In it, www.wral.com reports that:

Nero isn't the everyday house cat. But the 30-pound bobcat calls La Grange his home, where he stays with his owner, Tim Seaman.

Recently, however, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission told Seaman that Nero has to go to a zoo ... click here for story, photos & video

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Ban the bastards

Scranton, PA

#1 May 17, 2008
Its Stupid your allowed to keep 60 plus pounds of stinking pit bull which is only good for child mauling, yet a cat of 30 pounds or less is banned, lets ban the more dangerous pit bull first before they can maul anymore people
Geezzzzz

United States

#3 May 21, 2008
This Bobcat (not house cat) is more than 30 pounds, and it is wild, not tame. People think this is about a house cat with pointed ears. This animal is a predator, and a real danger to any living thing within miles of this man's property. It will attack and kill anything that moves- pets, livestock, children, or small adults if it gets out of the pen. It is not a domestic pet like a house cat or dog, and the news video about this clearly shows this animal bracing to attack when it's owner got within four feet of it. It has been illegal to keep these animals as pets in North Carolina since long before this man brought this one into the state. He knew it was illegal, and the state gave him TWO YEARS to place this Bobcat in a secure and legal location. Instead, the owner put up a website and displayed the Bobcat at his home, so he could be 'the cool cat guy'. This animal belongs in a zoo setting, with people trained to handle wild animals, not in a residential setting.
Flat Battery

UK

#4 May 22, 2008
Geezzzzz wrote:
This Bobcat (not house cat) is more than 30 pounds, and it is wild, not tame. People think this is about a house cat with pointed ears. This animal is a predator, and a real danger to any living thing within miles of this man's property. It will attack and kill anything that moves- pets, livestock, children, or small adults if it gets out of the pen.
Hey you would make my Sisters hamster sound scary it only a slightly overgrown cat, take a walk in the fresh air and live a little, most of all be happy

My Social Worker says I'm Special
humm

United States

#5 Jun 9, 2008
The cat doesn't even have claws and has never attacked anyone. He does spit and growl if cornered especially when you wake him up to have a news camera stuck in his face when he was trying to sleep. I would probably be a little worse than him if that happened to me. He also likes dogs and other cats as well and plays with all of them. The state never would return my phone calls before and after I got him. They just didn't care to deal with it and now they want too. I'm more afraid of a German shepard sized 80-100 lb dog than I am of my 30 lb cat.How many people has been killed by a bobcat? 0? Attacked in the wild by a non-rabid bobcat? 1-2 maybe
Geezzzz is a retard

Columbia, SC

#6 Jul 17, 2008
Lemme tell you how it really is Cats of the Lynx rufus or Felis rufus genus are in fact large cats however, how is a "regulation" backyard cage and a zoo cage any different at all? The only true debate here is should worthless humans be allowed to house such predators. As humans naturally the stupidest creatures on the planet one or two people around is controllable to many though and they start to get panicky and dumber by the second. If he (or anyone else who would like to house a wild animal in a regulated environment) would like to take the risks of wild adoption and the financial upkeep than so be it. All that means is one less wild animal for the waste of skin humans to fuck around with their natural environment. Now if you find that you cannot at least somewhat agree with the statements here and on the Ban the bastards post then you are the exact portrait worthless piece of shit I'm talking about.
scienceguy

Burlington, NC

#7 Jul 28, 2008
Humm, you should present in your argument against the state that this is a different subspecies of Bobcat...Lynx rufus superiorensis, vs. Lynx rufus floridianus (which is the subspecies indigenous to NC). Their argument is that Bobcats are indigenous to the state, but yours is genetically different than those found in the Southeast.
pinecawn likker

Marion, NC

#8 Jul 28, 2008
i don't give a damn what genus or species the thing is...that fact of the matter is, when the damn thing decides to eat the sumbitches face off, he'll wished he'd of sent the bastard to the zoo.
Someone in the UK

Shepton Mallet, UK

#9 Sep 4, 2008
The cat went to a zoo? Oh no it didn't. Most likely the cat was destroyed as with ALL exotic pets taken by the Wildlife Resources Commission. It's the cold hard truth.
Dave

United States

#10 Jul 29, 2013
Geezzzzz wrote:
This Bobcat (not house cat) is more than 30 pounds, and it is wild, not tame. People think this is about a house cat with pointed ears. This animal is a predator, and a real danger to any living thing within miles of this man's property. It will attack and kill anything that moves- pets, livestock, children, or small adults if it gets out of the pen. It is not a domestic pet like a house cat or dog, and the news video about this clearly shows this animal bracing to attack when it's owner got within four feet of it. It has been illegal to keep these animals as pets in North Carolina since long before this man brought this one into the state. He knew it was illegal, and the state gave him TWO YEARS to place this Bobcat in a secure and legal location. Instead, the owner put up a website and displayed the Bobcat at his home, so he could be 'the cool cat guy'. This animal belongs in a zoo setting, with people trained to handle wild animals, not in a residential setting.
I don't know what kind of girl you are.If this animal attacks you do you recognize how strong you are.You could simply kill the cat by swinging a good punch at it.A dog can be killed by kicking it hard enough.Once you get to something like a lion that's where it's dangerous.I don't know about you but if a bob cat jumps on me I'm not going running and screaming.I will simply give it a good punch boom problem solved
Remove the Bobcat

Pomona, CA

#11 Jul 29, 2013
This Bobcat (not house cat) is more than 30 pounds, and it is wild, not tame. People think this is about a house cat with pointed ears. This animal is a predator, and a real danger to any living thing within miles of this man's property. It will attack and kill anything that moves- pets, livestock, children, or small adults if it gets out of the pen. It is not a domestic pet like a house cat or dog, and the news video about this clearly shows this animal bracing to attack when it's owner got within four feet of it. It has been illegal to keep these animals as pets in North Carolina since long before this man brought this one into the state. He knew it was illegal, and the state gave him TWO YEARS to place this Bobcat in a secure and legal location. Instead, the owner put up a website and displayed the Bobcat at his home, so he could be 'the cool cat guy'. This animal belongs in a zoo setting, with people trained to handle wild animals, not in a residential setting.

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