ST. GEORGE- An injured bobcat was found wandering around a golf course in Mesquite, Nevada on Thursday morning, prompting rescue efforts by animal control officers.

Authorities in Mesquite, Nevada, rescued an injured bobcat Thursday morning | Photo courtesy of Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. PDT, the Mesquite Police Department Animal Control Division responded to reports of a bobcat on the Casablanca Golf Club driving range, Sergeant Wyatt Oliver said.

He said animal control officers don’t usually respond to wildlife reports, but the bobcat came into close contact with people, officers Walter Dalton and Esteban Andrade made efforts to capture it.

Animal Control has transferred the animal to the Nevada Division of Wildlife Services to assess its health needs, according to a post shared on the Mesquite Police Department. Facebook page.

Authorities in Mesquite, Nevada, rescued an injured bobcat Thursday morning | Photo courtesy of Mesquite Police Department Facebook page, St. George News

“We are certainly grateful for the wonderful and brave (animal control officers) who will handle these hairy situations for us,” the department said in the post.

Oliver said no civilian or responder injuries were reported.

He said citizens should be aware and respectful and not approach wildlife, adding that any wild animals spotted in residential areas should be reported to animal control.

This report is based on statements taken from court records, police or other stakeholders and may not contain the full extent of the conclusions.

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