“[We] had the two weak and timid kittens safe with some bedding and food," Piper said in a statement. “By next morning after some food and water the timid kittens had transformed entirely and we had two spitting balls of fury in their place. They were little mini wildcats stamping, hissing and growling, displaying all the explosive aggression typical of the species."
Their mom was never found. "Nothing on the cameras, no tracks, no eyeshine or calling in the night," Piper said. "Perhaps she was run over, perhaps snared; sadly there are a lot of threats out there for wildcats. These two orphans were incredibly lucky to be found in time.”