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Bobcat Sighting

Post Date:05/18/2017

A bobcat has recently been sighted by several neighbors in the 2000 block of Navarro Drive (north of Base Line, between Indian Hill and Forbes). Although bobcat attacks are extremely rare, please keep the following safety tips in mind.

If you encounter a bobcat, you should keep as much distance between you and the animal as possible:

  • Immediately protect children and pets.

  • Back away from the bobcat slowly and deliberately.

  • Avoid running away because that could cause the bobcat to instinctively chase you.

  • When possible, make a lot of noise (banging pans or blowing an air horn).

 Protect your yard. When bobcats appear in your neighborhood, you can take several precautions to discourage visits and protect pets:

  • Trim back excess vegetation that might otherwise provide cover.

  • Do not feed birds or other wildlife, which might attract bobcats.

  • Do not feed the bobcats.

  • Do not leave pet food or water outdoors.

  • Keep pets indoors or in secure, protective cages or pens.

If you see a bobcat in your yard, call 9-1-1. If you would like to report the sighting of a bobcat that has left the area, please call (909) 399-5411.