Talon is a gorgeous bobcat with a mostly brown coat. He is inquisitive and personable and enjoys attention from staff members. As with many of our residents, he is extremely food-motivated.
How Talon Came to the Sanctuary
Talon came to Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of our largest rescue to date. He was rescued from a facility in Colorado that housed 110 animals on about four acres of land. Talon, along with 15 other animals, was brought to Carolina Tiger Rescue in the fall of 2016. Prior to being at the facility in Colorado, Talon was living in a family home as a "pet". When his owner died, the wife moved and could not take Talon with her, so she sent him to live at the facility in Colorado.
Talon is an inquisitive bobcat who is always interested in the staff members who come to visit him. He is always eager for food and enrichment and loves attention from staff members. He is food-motivated and is quick to figure out his puzzle feeders.
Talon is a beautiful bobcat with a much browner color than Ranger. He is a slim but tall bobcat whose spots are extremely visible. Talon is a little different from other bobcats in that instead of having a pink or pinkish nose, he has an all-black nose.
Talon lives on tour in the Pear Orchard part of the sanctuary. He lives next to Elvis Serval and in front of Savannah Serval.
Talon began his life as the pet of private owners. He was allowed to stay a pet until the owner moved to an area that did not allow exotics as pets. Carolina Tiger Rescue is a firm believer that wild cats should not be pets. They often suffer unintentionally from being forced to live in a house. Rarely are wild cats given the space they need or the proper diet and there are few vets willing to treat them. At some point before coming to Carolina Tiger Rescue, Talon was declawed on his front paws. This is often done when wild cats are kept as pets because people believe it makes them "safer". Declawing is detrimental to the cat's health, often causing arthritis. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you not support, either directly or indirectly, those who are breeding wild cats for private ownership or those who believe wild cats belong in private homes.