With the attention given to Mountain Lions over the past year, one forgotten cat in the area has quietly continued to find life easy to live behind the scenes - the Bobcat.
"Bobcats are elusive and noctural," according to a description provided in National Geographic. The animals, also known as wildcats, are not commonly spotted in Connecticut, although they are native to the area and can often be found in the northeast and are known to roam throughout North America.
Patrice and Frank Clyne received a rare treat Thursday morning when they witnessed one of these large animals walking through their backyard, which is located just a short distance from .
"We turned around at about 7:15 a.m. and it was right there," Patrice Clynes said. "I rushed inside to get my camera and take a few pictures."
If you see a Bobcat, be careful: they are fierce hunters and can kill prey much bigger than themselves. These hunters usually eat small game including rabbits, birds and mice, however.
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