If you ever find yourself wondering how to release a trapped bobcat, this is not what you want to do.
You may remember a post we did a while back which shows two trappers releasing a bobcat that from their fox trap. While their methods weren’t the gold standard of what you should do, this video is bordering on the epitome of what you should absolutely NOT do if you’re put in this situation.
The video below was uploaded to YouTube by Leo Topaz, and shows what appears to be the husband of the camera holder attempting to release a bobcat. Not much is known about where this video was shot, and if this was their trap or if they were illegally tampering with another trapper’s set, but one thing is for sure, the guy who joins the bobcat release party right at the end has never seen what a bobcat can do when it’s angry.
Check out the video below to see how NOT to release a trapped bobcat. Warning: Some language in video.
That was a close call, wasn’t it? Obviously they need to invest in a better way to open that trap, and stay away from other people’s property if it isn’t their own, but all in all an interesting video documenting a rarely seen event.