La Cañada Flintridge residents welcomed a visit from yet another member of the animal kingdom last Sunday when a bobcat took a stroll down Melinda Thompson and Bill Scherkey’s front porch on the 1400 block of Flanders Road.
With multiple bear sightings of coyotes and bears already having occurred this year, bobcats are just the latest critter to make appearances here.
Glenn Houser of the 5000 block of Jarvis Avenue also encountered a bobcat on the morning of Aug. 9.
Ricky Whitman of the Pasadena Humane Society said that bobcats are a common sight in foothill areas.
“Bobcats are not unusual to see, and frequently the [reported] mountain lion sightings are bobcats,” said Whitman.
Scherkey said that the bobcat was noticeably large, making an impression when compared with his and Thompson’s 60-pound pitbull.
“The bobcat was easily as big if not a little bigger than my dog, and my dog is a pretty sturdy breed,” said Scherkey. “But I’m not sure that I want him taking on a bobcat.”