Coby Reid was inspecting a stretch of train tracks in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He suddenly noticed a small animal nearly blending in with his surroundings. A young Bobcat was sitting in the center of the tracks, seemingly unconcerned that he was holding up traffic. It was responded on his haunches with one arm leaned casually over the rail, as though he were reclining in an armchair.
The cat looked relaxed but, when Reid moved closer he realized that the poor animal was in grave danger. Reid and his partner climbed out of their truck and noticed that the cat couldn’t move because he was frozen to the metal rail in that cold climate. With a train fast approaching behind them, Reid knew they had to get the animal to safety. He tried to cover the Bobcat with his jacket to warm him up.
The bobcat didn’t seem too happy about wearing warm clothes. They took a moment to think about the situation before deciding to call their office to ask someone to bring them a pail of hot water to help free the unfortunate cat from the rail. A short while later, their boss arrived water in hand and ready to assist.
The first pail of water freed one of the cat’s legs and made him increasingly mad. With a bit of coaxing and more warmth, the cat was free. But he didn’t want to leave without a fight. Finally, they were able to move the bobcat from the tracks just in time.
That morning they were really happy that they could give him a second chance at life.