Weather Forecast

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

Email News Alerts

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.


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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.