“Caught on Camera: Deputies Discover Bobcat Trapped in Car Grille, Marking Unusual Encounter for Law Enforcement”

The deputies who were on duty were taken by surprise when they received a strange call about a bobcat inside a car. Sheriff Mike Lukas noted that it was the first time such a call had been received on April 18, and this piqued the interest of several officers at the Portage County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin. However, upon arriving at the location, Deputies Selvey, Stanton, and Ashbeck found that the call was accurate – a live bobcat was found behind the grille of the caller’s Toyota. Body camera footage captured at the scene shows just how big the feline was, with an officer commenting on the cat’s large paw. Photos revealed the trapped bobcat and the officers’ efforts to remove it from behind the car’s grille.

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Sheriff Lukas took to Facebook to share the story of their recent bobcat service request. Despite the best efforts of his deputies, the situation had them stumped and they needed to call in Conservation Warden Bryan Lockman for help. Footage posted on social media showed Lockman coaxing a snare through the broken plastic grille and around the bobcat’s paw. Another officer then opened the grille to let the animal out. The agile bobcat required very little space to escape, slipping out like a liquid. However, once free, it was clearly stressed and moved with lightning-fast feline reflexes, jumping, wriggling, and writhing. Pictures captured from body camera footage show the intense moment of the bobcat’s release.

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The Portage County Sheriff’s Office recently shared a video showcasing Warden Lockman’s expertise in handling a wild bobcat. Using a snare, Lockman successfully captured the bobcat and transferred it into a pickup truck to be released back into the wild. Sheriff Lukas praised Lockman’s skills, calling him a “pro.” The public responded with words of appreciation and amazement at the sight of the big cat. One commenter even joked that the “cat’s in the bag.” Many expressed their gratitude for the officers’ service and successful handling of the beautiful creature.

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