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National Park Service reminds people not to pet bobcats

Frank Carnevale
The National Park Service is advising people to avoid the temptation to pet bobcats.

Just in case you’re tempted by that adorable wild creature … don’t pet the bobcat in the park.

The National Park Service posted a public service announcement Wednesday telling people that bobcats are not pets.

They advise that visitors to the parks should resist the urge to pet and hold young bobcats, regardless of how cute they might be. They can claw and bite.

Keep wildlife wild says the park service.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission includes bobcat (Lynx rufus) on its list of wild animals in the state.

The National Park Service maintains three areas in Southwestern Pa.: Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville; Fort Necessity National Battlefield in Farmington; and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site in Cresson.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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