Bobcats spotted in northwest Albuquerque suburb
December 11, 2018 01:17 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A family of bobcats was captured on camera roaming a northwest Albuquerque neighborhood. It turns out that's becoming a familiar sight across the metro.
“I’m afraid like when I open the garage door when I’m leaving to work that one of them will come into the garage,” said Edina Ray.
Ray’s surveillance cameras caught four bobcats wandering near her garage. She lives off of Taylor Ranch. She said she was first notified by her neighbor after he sent her pictures of bobcats on his back fence.
“We see a lot of squirrels, rabbits, I even see some coyotes, but never bobcats,” said Ray.
Tristanna Bickford with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish said any undeveloped areas could be prime bobcat spotting spaces.
“We definitely encourage people to keep their yards cleaned up, take in your trash at night,” said Bickford. “Don't leave trash out. Take your pets in because that we help deter bobcats from coming into your yard.”
With two small dogs, Ray said she's not taking any chances.
“Especially at night I turn on all the lights that we have outside,” said Ray. “I make a lot of noise letting them know that we're going outside.”
Updated: December 11, 2018 01:17 PM
Created: December 10, 2018 06:08 PM
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