Rocky The Bobcat Heading Home; DNA Test Inconclusive

Rocky was taken by authorities after getting loose in March

Rocky napping with LC, Fine's other cat
Rocky napping with LC, Fine's other cat
Ocean County's most famous Bobcat, Rocky, is heading home to Beach Haven West. according to reports.

The Press of Atlantic City reported Friday that DNA tests to confirm whether Rocky is a purebred bobcat or a bobcat-housecat hybrid were inconclusive. Therefore Municipal Court Judge Damian Murray ruled that Rocky would be able to be returned to his owner, Virginia Fine.

Fine had said she bought Rocky when he was a baby from a breeder in Montana, with the understanding that he was a "hybrid" mix of bobcat and domestic cat.

But after Rocky - who Fine has described as a playful and friendly cat who gets along with her other cat, LC - was found after he loose from her yard in March, state Fish and Wildlife officials took Rocky away and held him at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey, claiming they did not know whether the cat was purebred or a hybrid. Purebred bobcats may not legally be kept as house pets, state officials have said.
Marynary May 18, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Sal Sorce May 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Chris Christie promised to fix these double-triple-plus dippers ... Oh I forgot he (Christie) got Gilmore's 26,000 County Machine votes ... that's how it's done ... tried to escape the Essex County Dem Machine ... they look like a "brownie Troop by comparison to OC-GOP ... a Conservative Republican since the 60's, I DO NOT RECOGNIZE MY PARTY ...
Spooner May 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM
@grace- his salary as of last year was about $275K. He he was to retire, he would get around $162K a year...
Brandy the Dog May 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM
...plus benefits
Brandy the Dog May 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM
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