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Bob Hereford and his son Brett were out fishing on Flathead Lake in northwest Montana when they came upon an odd sight: a bobcat struggling to swim, miles away from shore.
So they did what any self-respecting outdoorsmen would do: they grabbed the net and hoisted the critter out of the water.
The video starts with the bobcat already in the net. I would’ve loved to have seen them actually getting the cat into the net, but I’ll take what I can get.
The bobcat is surprisingly calm, all things considered. They’re mean little buggers, and I’m shocked this little guy isn’t screaming his head off. Aside from a few growls, he seems to have accepted his fate.
He’s probably just exhausted from swimming for so long.
According to Bob, they released the bobcat on shore.
Kudos to these guys for putting themselves in harm’s way to save an animal. It may not have looked like a dangerous situation, but if that bobcat had escaped on the boat, it coud’ve gotten ugly fast.
Thankfully, all parties make it out with nary a scratch.