臺北市
19°
( 19° / 18° )
氣象
快訊

2019-09-25 | 公共電視

Man Rescues Newborn Leopard Cats from Wild Dogs|苗栗公館發現2小石虎 被野狗狂吠後獲救

A Miaoli County resident with the last name You recently found two newborn, one-month-old leopard cats in a drainage pipe in Gongguan Township. The leopard cats were in danger from wild dogs. The man immediately parked his car, rescued the leopard cats and sent them to the animal welfare office.

The vet examines the two newborn leopard cats. One is a boy and one is a girl, and both appear to be in good condition.

(They are) very healthy. We will start feeding them to help them grow. Once they are grown, we will start feeding them food they would find in their natural habitats like bird or chicken.

On the 23rd, a scooter driver surnamed You found two wild dogs barking wildly into a drainage ditch 100 meters outside Beihe Tunnel. You went over to see what was going on, and found the two leopard cats in the ditch. He chased the dogs away and brought the leopard cats to the animal protection office.

(We) rushed the cats, a boy and a girl, over to the Endemic Species Research Institute. They weigh, respectively, 300-plus grams and 400-plus grams.

You says he knew the two animals were leopard cats when he saw them and he is very happy he was able to save them from the dogs.

I thought they were cats from far away, but when I saw their spots and the shape of their ears I knew they were leopard cats. I have a dog at home and my daughter has a rabbit. Humans should be kind to animals.

The cats were sent to the Wildlife Rescue and Research Center for examination and found to be healthy. They may be trained and released back into the wild. The Miaoli County Agriculture Department says most leopard cat sightings in Miaoli are reported in western townships and this was the first time leopard cats have ever been found in Gongguan Township. The county will therefore adjust the scope of its wildlife survey.

醫療檯上,獸醫師細心為小石虎做健康檢查,兩隻出生一個月的小石虎,一公一母,看起來精神都很好。

野生動物急救站獸醫師 詹芳澤表示:「非常健康,我們會開始用人工帶奶的方式,讓牠們慢慢的長大,長大之後,我們會慢慢給牠野外的食物,包括就是小鳥的肉、小雞肉。」

23日上午10點多,一位游姓民眾騎機車、自西往東,行駛在苗26-2線鄉道,剛出北河隧道口不到100公尺處,就在左側竹林旁邊排水溝,發現有2隻野狗朝著水溝狂吠。他靠近一看,便發現牠們,趕走野狗救起小石虎,再送交苗栗縣政府保育單位。

苗栗縣農業處副處長 陳樹義表示:「(我們)就趕快送到特生中心去,分別是一公一母,這個小石虎,一個是三百多公克,一個是四百多公克。」

發現兩隻小石虎的游姓民眾表示,他以前見過石虎,所以認得圓耳的特徵,能救起這兩隻超萌小石虎,免於犬殺的悲劇,他自己也很開心。

發現小石虎民眾 游先生表示:「遠遠看起來很像是貓啊,看牠的花紋大概也像(石虎),尤其是那個耳朵(圓圓)最明顯呀,家裡也有養狗,女兒也在養兔子,我們看到這些動物,本來就會去愛護牠。」

兩隻小石虎,轉送南投特生中心野生動物急救站,檢傷後沒有發現大問題,健康狀況良好,未來不排除野放訓練後,放回原發現處。苗栗縣農業處表示,過去石虎發現紀錄,集中在西側鄉鎮,這也是苗栗縣公館鄉,首度有民眾拾獲小石虎,縣府也將納入族群數量調查計劃,作為保育石虎的依據。

Facebook社群回應
PChome會員回應

最新生活新聞

延伸閱讀