The City of Claremont has recently had an increase in bobcat sighting reports. Residents are advised to keep a safe distance from any strange animal, and keep pets indoors unless supervised. Bobcats are one of several types of wild animals that are finding their way into neighborhoods. Most wildlife hunts and gathers food at night and seeks food, water, and shelter from residential properties. Outdoor pet food bowls, open trash cans, and small pets left out at night are a common target for predators and can increase the number of wild animals in a neighborhood. If wildlife is posing an imminent threat, call 9-1-1. To report other information on wildlife, contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.