Florida bobcat perched on power pole coaxed down by utility worker with a pole

National News

FLORIDA (NBC News/ KXAN) — A bobcat that somehow found itself perched on top of a utility pole along Florida’s Interstate 75 is back on the ground.

It was unclear if the bobcat was stuck there but it could be seen panting as it looked down from its perch.

Wildlife officials originally planned to wait for the animal to climb down on its own, but eventually, utility crews were called in and a lineman used a bucket truck and pole to nudge the cat down.

Finally coaxed to come down, the bobcat slowly climbed down and darted off through a fence away from the people on the side of the highway. 

Earlier in the day, KXAN went facebook live as the rescue operation was underway. You can watch the full 16-minute video here

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