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Man mistakes baby bobcat for cheetah in Orlando

Posted at 11:12 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 23:12:48-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man found what he thought was a cheetah cub abandoned at an intersection in Orlando. He brought it to a fire station.

The "cheetah" turned out to be a female baby bobcat, possibly left behind by its mother.

A wildlife refuge is now taking care of the feline.

They plan to raise, rehabilitate and release the cub into the wild when she's strong enough to go back on her own.

This could take up to six months.