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Bobcat and her kittens shut down golf course

The Barnyard Swing Mini Golf and Family Fun Center in Cooperstown reopened on Sunday after shutting down on Friday when four bobcat kittens were found in a shed just off the edge if the mini golf course.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 10:57 AM

Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Barnyard Swing Mini Golf and Family Fun Center in Cooperstown reopened on Sunday after shutting down on Friday when four bobcat kittens were found in a shed just off the edge of the mini golf course.

Barnyard Swing owner Marcy Birch says it was an easy decision to shut down on Friday, after the four kittens were spotted on some hay in an open shed in the back of the course. Birch says not knowing if the mother bobcat would be back, she decided to use caution.

“For two reasons: one the curiosity factor, I didn’t really want anyone going in there, and secondly the mother had been around and they could attack if they feel their babies are being harmed, so it’s for their safety," said Birch.

Birch says members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation came out on Saturday and took the kittens and brought them to a sanctuary.

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