Photo via the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region Twitter page. 

If you see an injured wild animal, don’t pick it up or try to help. Call Colorado Parks and Wildlife instead. Wild animals can be unpredictable and dangerous.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a Colorado Springs woman spotted an injured bobcat on the side of the road and decided to put it in the car where her child was seated. She was doing so in attempt to get the animal help.

The bobcat was mortally wounded at the time and, luckily for the child, too injured to react to being put in the car.

Bobcats are predators found in Colorado, roughly 32 to 37 inches long. They’ve got sharp teeth and long claws that they use to hunt rabbits, mice, and birds.

The age of the child has not been released.

Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. He also writes about outdoor recreation, travel news, and more. In his spare time, he loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike.

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