SANIBEL, Fla. – Staff of Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc. (CROW) rescued a lynx that had ingested rat poison.
According to a CROW Facebook post, employees found a juvenile male lynx sitting in front of a homeowner’s garage with blood in his mouth. When rescuers brought him to the CROW facility, he was emaciated and his heart rate was weak.
Veterinarians quickly tried to stop the lynx’s bleeding, which was later determined to be rat poison poisoning.
The staff had to put the lynx in the oxygen chamber and search for blood for transfusion. There are no veterinary clinics in the area that have blood available.
A Blue Pearl clinic in Sarasota had some blood, but the lynx died before the blood arrived.
https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2022/02/04/bobcat-dies-from-rodenticide-despite-rescue-teams-efforts/ Bobcat died from a rodent despite the efforts of the rescue team