Arizona Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Lynda Lambert said Saturday the bobcat appears to have escaped any serious injuries and is awaiting evaluation by a veterinarian at an animal sanctuary in Scottsdale.
Officials say a couple driving in Scottsdale on Friday night hit the bobcat after it darted into their path.
Upon reaching their destination, the man inspected his Mazda sedan and saw the very much alive animal trapped in the plastic grille.
Game and Fish employees sedated the 7-pound animal and removed it.
Lambert says the bobcat will be released back into the wild sometime this week. Officials say its survival is a miracle.
The Scottsdale couple aren't the only folks with surprise visits from bobcats: an Anthem couple reports that two young bobcats curled up on their front porch as well. They snapped a few photos before the young animals took off.