More bobcat sightings around the Valley

Posted at 8:50 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 01:35:30-04

Right outside the living room, a bobcat appeared inches away just on the other side of the glass.

Homeowner Tina Hwang thinks her koi fish is what first attracted the bobcat to her north Phoenix house. It's not all that surprising, but it's how close and comfortable the cat got that had Hwang reaching for her phone.

The bobcat walked right up to her living room window, inching closer and looking around before bringing back its prey.

"He went and grabbed the half eaten rabbit that he started on earlier in the day and then he saw me in the window and then he came over."

Hwang and her neighbors expect all kinds of wildlife living near Piestewa Peak. But this was not an average afternoon.

"He flew across this area and grabbed a brown squirrel and brought it back to this area and dropped it," she said. "It was pretty wild."

Tom Cadden with the Arizona Game and Fish Department is not surprised; late spring, early summer is prime bobcat time in the Valley. 

But as approachable as this cat looks, Cadden warns it's still a predator. 

"They are neat to enjoy from the distance but you want to make sure you do just that because they are wild animals," he said. "They are wild animals and wild animals are unpredictable."