Monday, December 16, 2013

Check Your Doors

How do you catch a bobcat? Step 1: Leave your basement door open. Step 2: Deploy blinds.

This bobcat in Nelson, BC wandered into Leanne Kalabis' basement the other day when it found an open door. Well, wouldn't you be tempted to go in and have a look?

From her kitchen upstairs, Leanne heard a strange noise coming from her basement and thought maybe a neighbour's cat had found its way in, but when she and her dog went downstairs for a look, they found this beauty, which instantly freaked out when the dog started lunging at it. When it tried to climb a wall it got caught in the blinds and Leanne did what any Canadian out west would do - she called in the RCMP.

The responding officer assessed the situation, then managed to jig together a knife at the end of a pair of broomsticks to cut the bobcat loose, whereupon the cat tried to escape out two windows before it found the open door and took off.

Needless to say, Leanne will be keeping close tabs on her basement door from now on.