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A wounded bobcat huddles in the cold next to Mark and Brenda Winberg's home on Ugstad Road in Hermantown on Thursday evening. Wildlife rehabilitators successfully removed the 18-pound animal, and it's recovering in the care of a veterinarian. (Photo courtesy of Mark and Brenda Winberg)

Family, police, wildlife rehab workers help save injured Minnesota bobcat

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When Brenda Winberg heard a "thump" outside of the door of her Hermantown home around 8 p.m. Thursday, she thought the dog wanted in.

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Then she realized the dog was in.

She looked out and saw what she first thought was a lynx. A Google search revealed it was a bobcat, a feline that wildlife experts say is common in the Northland, but not commonly seen.

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