Man Has Allegedly Killed A Bobcat

Man Allegedly Killed A Bobcat, a California man has been charged after shooting and eating a bobcat he said had killed five of his roosters, which sheriff’s deputies alleged were being raised for cockfighting, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Henry Arnibal, 38, of Morgan Hill, was also charged with possessing and using methamphetamine when he was arrested Nov. 7 by Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies looking for a marijuana farm near his trailer. Deputies confiscated 50 roosters, ankle gaffs used in illegal cockfights and “the preserved carcass of the bobcat,” the paper writes.

Henry Arnibal, 38, of Morgan Hill, was also charged with possessing and using methamphetamine when he was arrested Nov. 7 by Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies looking for a marijuana farm near his trailer. Deputies confiscated 50 roosters, ankle gaffs used in illegal cockfights and “the preserved carcass of the bobcat,” the paper writes.

On Nov. 7, Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies were combing Arnibal’s neighborhood searching for illegal marijuana growing farms.

But instead of marijuana, they found Arnibal with a skinned dead bobcat at his home on Sleepy Valley Road, and he confessed to eating it, Lowney said.

The Morgan Hill man was charged with being high on methamphetamine, possessing cockfighting tools, and killing the bobcat.

The roosters who survived the bobcat attack were seized and taken away by animal control authorities.

Arnibal has no prior criminal record in Santa Clara County. He is due back in court Nov. 22.

Eating a bobcat is not illegal, but killing one without a permit is against the law.

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