A note from the writer about how Baby became a house cat
and a disclaimer regarding the rescuing of wild animals:
CALL THE PROFESSIONALS!
Bob had been hunting—back 35 years ago, California was one of many states that paid a bounty on mountain lions, coyotes, wolves, etc., and Bob shot her mother. Hearing a baby cry, Bob investigated and found a t baby female cougar cub. Feeling like a murderer, Bob packed the tiny cub home and put her to nurse on a house cat who had just weaned a litter. Eventually, she grew up into a beautiful mountain lion who thought she was a house cat. And so, that’s how Baby got her name and her home.
And a disclaimer regarding adopting wild animals:
I’m sure she’s passed on now, and maybe Bob has, too. But my times with Baby were some of the richest times I’ve ever spent with an animal.I don’t advise taking wild animals into your home, just don’t do it. There are laws against it now, and places to take cubs to be raised so they can go back into the wild, reproduce as they’re supposed to, and make the world richer. Wild animals can also be dangerous.
If you take a wild animal home, it will mess in your car and you’ll get arrested, too.
Please leave baby animals alone, unless you just ran over the mother. Then call the local wild animal rescue foundation, or the closest Forest Service Office
immediately: Do not rescue animals yourself!
Regarding HOW BABY BECAME A HOUSE CAT, and a CYA note that says: Don’t mess with wild animals or their young. It’s not a DYI project!