Orphaned Calif. bobcat released into wild

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — An orphaned Northern California bobcat that was initially deemed too friendly is back in the wild.

The Times-Standard of Eureka reports (http://bit.ly/17grZOB ) that Chips has been released along with her den mate, Sierra, in Humboldt County.

Chips had spent more than seven months in rehabilitation after she was found injured by crews battling a wildfire last August in the Plumas National Forest.

Nan Powers with the group Sierra Wildlife Rescue says Chips was ready to be released into the wild. She would spit and growl when humans came near.

But that wasn’t always the case, so rescuers had to toughen up the cat because she had become too friendly. That involved forcing her to chase down her own food and stop sleeping on a soft bed.

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