Ahhh! Chips The Baby Bobcat “Too Nice” To Return To The Wild

Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2012

Look at that face! That’s the furry visage of Chips the Bobcat, who was discovered by firefighters while fighting a major forest fire in Plumas National Forest in California. She was discovered with burned paws and an eye infection, and was nursed back to health by the folks at Sierra Wildlife Rescue. The only problem? She’s now a bit too domesticated, so volunteers have been devising challenges to make her a bit more wild. No, they don’t involve tequila and karaoke marathons. Instead, Chips now must chase mice and rabbits for her meals and has a new, harder bed to sleep on. Life ain’t so cushy in the wild. [Huffington Post]