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This is a bobcat at the Orange County Zoo. Isn’t it adorable? Don’t you just want to reach in and scratch its chin? I do. But my mother, who once had a lion clamp its jaws down on her arm,¹ says that this would not be a wise idea . . .

¹No damage was done. The lion didn’t really want to eat her, it turned out.

April 6, 2019 — OC Zoo, Orange County, California

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