Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“That’s Not A Cat” – Video captures backyard bobcat in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — Pip Moore was at her desk today when she looked out the window and saw something creeping outside. Turns out Moore had a bobcat in her backyard, she said.

Moore emailed over a video showing the animal making its way down hill toward the Kenilworth Avenue house as she and her colleague, Bruce Kirkland, discussed what it could be. “This is a tiny cat,” Kirkland said “That’s not a cat,” Moore replied.

“It’s beautiful, isn’t it,” Kirkland said. “I want to keep it.” No chance of that. The animal, after it discovered it was being watched, wandered back up the hill and jumped over the fence and into a neighbor’s yard.

Moore said they have never seen a bobcat in their yard or their part of Silver Lake.

Unlike the Los Feliz bobcat that was photographed last week, the animal shown in Moore’s video appears smaller and its ears were tagged.

“It looked curious, and I’m guessing it was looking for food,” Moore said via email. “It looked a little malnourished. But when we went to open the door it moved away, so I think it’s wary of humans.”

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  1. Worst camera work EVER!

    Figures that they didn’t know what a bobcat looked like.

  2. Who cares about the camera work, it’s proof Bobcats live among us,. There’s plenty of rats and mice for them to eat in our hillsides. Although this one doesn’t look so good.

    These are not housecats – do not attempt to feed or pet them!

  3. I saw one at the corner of Lake Wood and Ivanhoe Dr May 1st…. not that far from Kenilworth

  4. Yes, camera work is really bad, but I was concentrating on looking at it with my real eyes not through my camera. Was pretty cool to see it, we are both from Australia, so no clue what kind of wild cat it was till we looked it up.

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