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Florida man drops off 'baby cheetah' at fire station

After lots of investigating, fire crews determined it might not be a cheetah cub after all.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A not-so-ordinary feline was dropped off at a Florida fire department Thursday.

The Orlando Fire Department said a man dropped off what he thought was a cheetah cub. The fire crew said they started Googling “baby cheetah” and realized it was actually a bobkitten.

Fire station employees sent photos of the kitten to the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center, which then sent a manager to the fire station. The wildlife expert told them the kitten was a 2-week-old female bobcat—not a cheetah.

The rescue took in the kitten and is nursing her.

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