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Mesquite, TX – July 26, 2017 – As Dallas’ urban sprawl continues to push outwards, sightings and interactions with bobcats have increased. Mesquite Animal Services has come up with safety tips to keep Mesquite residents prepared.
Bobcats typically weigh between 15 and 40 pounds and have tufted, pointed ears with large, black dots on the back. This wild cat is mostly known for its distinctive four to six inch bobbed tail and disproportionate longer rear legs.
Many people unknowingly encourage bobcats and other wild animals to live near their homes by leaving pet food outside, failing to pick up fallen fruit from trees, leaving pets to roam outdoors unattended, leaving bird seed on the ground and leaving wood piles or dense vegetation, which provide hiding places for wildlife. Most urban wildlife are “opportunistic” and “omnivorous,” meaning the animals will eat about anything (animal or vegetable matter), and will take the food that is easiest to get.
Report wildlife activity to Mesquite Animal Services at (972)-216-6283. If you are in immediate danger call 911.