The capture of Storm and Snow might best be described as a tale of two kitties.
The cougar siblings, just a few months old, had lost their mother and desperately needed a human hand. Locals had spotted them a few times in northern Washington state, but the kittens had proven elusive.
"They had no idea that everyone was trying to help them," Tammy Thies, founder of The Wildcat Sanctuary, tells The Dodo.
But when these hungry orphans came across a meal, they gorged long enough for state wildlife officers to zero in on them.
Storm was captured relatively easily.