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Bobcat Apprehended While “Shopping” in Kentucky Dollar General

by Josh Lanier
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

It’s hard to pass up a good deal. Apparently a bobcat in Kentucky feels the same way.

Police had to remove a bobcat from a Martin, Kentucky Dollar General after it wandered in on Wednesday afternoon, WKRN reported. Employees found the animal perusing the deodorant aisle.

Martin Police, working with Floyd County Sheriff’s deputies and Kentucky State Troopers, were able to remove the cat from the store and return it to the wild. Thankfully, the animal wasn’t harmed in the process. Customers and employees also escaped without a scratch.

The Sheriff’s Office posted some photos of the bobcat to its Facebook page.

“This little fellow was captured tonight inside a store after store employees called and reported it being inside. Deputies along with troopers and Martin Police were able to safely capture this bobcat and remove him from the store,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote.

People were having fun in the comments.

“Cat is all like, ‘these deodorant prices are ridiculous!” one woman wrote. “Was that cat arrested for not wearing a mask or does this only apply to raccoon?” joked another.


Bear steals chips, candy from California convenient store

The bobcat at least had the decency not to steal. A bear in California has repeatedly meandered into a convenient store to swipe candy and chips, according to local media.

Surveillance video captured the bear stretching out in the middle of an aisle Kings Beach Chevron convenience store on Aug. 30. For nearly 20 minutes, the animal had its fill of the chips and candy before finally deciding to leave, CBS Sacramento reported.

This was the third time in a month that a bear had broken into the convenience store near Lake Tahoe. On Aug. 29, an employee of the store tried to stop a bear from entering the store. It didn’t go well. The bear lunged at the employee who then ran away.

“It was kind of scary, yeah, I’m not going to lie,” the employee Paul Heigh said in an interview. “It’s not in the job description, no, not at all. Fighting off bears was not in the job description.”