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Wildlife officials are trying to figure out how a lonesome baby bobcat made its way to Ogden's west side, far from its usual mountain habitat.

An Ogden resident called police at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday to report a possible sighting of what they thought was a cougar, said Ogden Police Lt. Danielle Croyle, but it turned out to be "an infant bobcat" meandering the streets near 30th Street and Wall Avenue.

The Division of Wildlife Resources followed the report of the cat to an alley near the 3100 block of Stephens Avenue, where they rescued the unaccompanied bobcat.

Croyle said officials aren't sure why the animal, which typically resides in the mountains east of Ogden, made its way so far west.

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