Methuen family finds brave bobcat in their yard
METHUEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Methuen family has seen a lot of wildlife in their backyard, but a bobcat sighting this week was something new for them.
“When I came around to this door here he was right up against the house. He was pretty unfazed,” David Consoli said.
That's right the cat didn't shy away. It was a different story for the homeowners though.
“My phone was on the counter so I grabbed it to take a picture it was so beautiful,” Karen Consoli said “He just looked up at us. I was able to take a couple pictures.”
The Consolis have proof of what was prowling around their backyard they've had lots of visitors before.
“Lots of deer, coyote turtles, pretty much everything,” David said.
The bobcat, however, was something new for the Consolis.
“It was about 3 feet long by 2 feet high. Not a large animal. Didn't seem to be aggressive so I wasn't worried,” David said
The Consolis called animal control they were told there was no reason to believe they were in danger, then the bobcat wandered off. Still, the homeowners get a little nervous wondering if it'll come back.
“Kinda bizarre looked like it belonged in a zoo,” Karen said.