Florida bobcat rescued after climbing to top of power pole

Bobcat. File photo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Bobcat. File photo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

A bobcat was rescued after climbing to the top of a power pole in South Florida.

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The bobcat was seen on a Florida Department of Transportation camera on a portion of highway known as “Alligator Alley.”

"It's not an uncommon type of a behavior," Carol Lyn Parrish, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the Naples Daily News. "A bobcat is a feline and there are some characteristics that you'd see with your cat at home."

Wildlife officials in a bucket truck and a long pole helped coax the big cat from its perch around 12:30 p.m. It then ran into the woods.

"It's in their nature to climb, but as far as the power pole, that's the first I've heard of," Parrish told the Daily News.

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