One day, CatcatsID got a text from a colleague who works in Polsek Prigen, a police station in Prigen, East Java-Indonesia. The colleague asked him if he could care for a Kucing bakau (Fishing cat) who was being hunted by the locals. After receiving the call, he immediately agreed. So the next morning, he drove miles away to come and get her.
When he arrived, he tried to take a closer to check her condition up. Because of a wild cat, she was not friendly and kept hissing at him. She had some scars below her eyes that were caused by the cage. She seemed to try to escape and it hurt her cheeks. People gave her raw chicken, but she refused to eat.
Minutes later, a commander came and helped transfer the wild cat to a carrier. She was terrified and still had a doubt when looking at the new cage. After 15 minutes, she finally moved into it and everyone closed the door immediately. They looked for a rope to tie the door cage to make it safe. After putting the cat in the car, the man drove back home.
It’s a bit tense, knowing that she’s not like the usual cats. She is wild and the man doesn’t know anything about her yet. He plans to take care of her for a short time, then either he lets her go into her habitat, or gives her to Nature Conservation Agency, Indonesia.
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The mangrove cat is a medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia. In 2008, the IUCN classified these cats as endangered because they are concentrated mainly in wetland habitats, which are increasingly being used as human settlements, destroyed and altered.
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