Parker County seemed more like Animal Kingdom this week as authorities responded to a variety of animal calls.
First, around midnight Monday, a 16-year-old girl was bitten by a young bobcat while attempting to rescue and cage the animal.
The girl's mother told authorities that the teen believed that the bobcat's mother had been injured and had abandoned the young bobcat near Veal Station Road, according to a press release by the Parker County Sheriff's Office.
The girl suffered only a minor puncture wound to her right index finger and was treated at an Azle hospital and released.
The bobcat was captured and placed in quarantine at a nearby wildlife rescue.
If determined healthy, it will remain in the custody of the rescue facility, the press release states.
The next day, around 7:30 p.m. in Reno, juveniles discovered a young 18-inch alligator in a home's garage.
On a sadder note, authorities were dispatched to another animal call in the 100 block of Granada Court shortly after 8 p.m. that same day.
A man, who had been house-sitting for friends, told authorities he had stopped by the house to feed his friend's two lab-mix dogs. There, he found one of the dogs dead in the driveway and the other wounded inside the home.
Both dogs had been shot.
"Officers discovered a blood trail with chicken feathers, leading them to believe the dogs had wandered off the property and were shot, then later returned to the home, where they were discovered," the press release states.
The release states that the wounded dog is expected to survive his injuries.
- Deanna Boyd