Individual cited after bobcat found in truck cab in Hannibal

This bobcat was found in a truck cab in Hannibal on Friday. (Submitted Photo/Hannibal Police Department)
Posted: Feb. 28, 2014 6:24 pm Updated: Mar. 21, 2014 7:14 pm
HANNIBAL, Mo. - The Hannibal Police Department reported that a bobcat found in Hannibal was seized by the Missouri Department of Conservation Friday.

Authorities said an animal control officer found the bobcat Friday morning in the cab of a truck parked in the 2700 block of Market Street. An individual believed to be harboring the bobcat, whose name was not released, was cited by the Missouri Department of Conservation for possession of the wild animal without a permit.

Hannibal city ordinance also prohibits possession of wild animals. Hannibal animal control officers frequently receive calls concerning wild animals, such as raccoons, coyotes and bats, but they never encountered a bobcat prior to this.