Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bobcat surprises So. Cal. homeowner

POSTED: 11:03 pm PDT April 23, 2007
UPDATED: 11:16 pm PDT April 23, 2007

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- A homeowner in canyon country was surprised Monday by a wild bobcat lurking around in her backyard bushes.

The homeowner said the big cat had killed a rabbit and she called the sheriff's department, who then alerted animal control. Two of the officers went to the home and were able to put the animal on a leash and swing it over the backyard wall. From there, they put the animal in their truck and hauled it away.

The animal was believed to be an approximately 50-to-75-pound bobcat.

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