From the story, no one appeared to be in any danger from the bobcat, which may have been domesticated. But it probably makes an interesting story to tell the family when you get back home.
As an Ohio University graduate who has made occasional visits to non-self-propelled cargo vessels, perhaps I could call myself a Bobcat on a barge, but it wouldn't be the same.
Okay, that's a stretch. Forgive me.
If you want to build a coal-to-liquids fuel plant along the Ohio River and if one landowner you have to deal with is convicted of making meth, you might get a good deal on the property.
For an update on salvaging what's left of the Becky Thatcher, you can click here.