07 Sep '12, 7pm

Firefighters rescue adorable bobcat kitten from wildfire Don't pretend you're not gonna click.

Firefighters rescue adorable bobcat kitten from wildfire Don't pretend you're not gonna click.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters working to contain a California wildfire found this baby bobcat walking alone in circles by the side of the road. There was no trace of a mother bobcat, plus she kept going to sleep on their shoes, so the crew took the baby back to their command post, where public information officers cooed over her until animal rescue workers arrived. The firefighters named the kit “Chips,” because she was found near the Chips fire (which in turn is probably named that because it’s near Butt Lake, and “Butt Fire” doesn’t sound very good). The kitten was dehydrated and half-blinded by smoke when she was found, but with the help of staff from Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care , firefighters and public information staff fed her ice chips and flushed out her eyes until she was back to normal. A vet at LTWC also treated burns on her paws. Photo courte...

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