The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara , CA caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. The fawn came from somewhere in the fire and the bobcat from Carpentaria. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.
Supposedly, Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzeneggers ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.
They rescued the fawn during last weeks wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding.
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This morning, I took in SEVEN squirrel babies. Another rehabber turned them over to me after her family circumstances (plus her drinking) left her unable to care for them any more. They're pretty skinny, and a couple of them are quite dehydrated. I wish she had given them up a week ago. Well, she didn't so we have to play the hand we're dealt. Squirrels are remarkably resilient, so I'm still hoping they'll all live.
She's bringing me two kittens on Friday, unless I can persuade her to do it sooner.