August 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Updated: August 18, 2017 8:11 pm

Photos capture bobcats hunting in southeast Calgary neighbourhood

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Riley Ohler and his wife got quite the surprise Tuesday night when a family of bobcats visited them for dinner.

One mother cat and two kittens dropped in on the Ohler family at around 8:30 p.m. and were seen hunting rabbits in their Parkland community in Calgary.

A bobcat caught on camera in a southeast Calgary neighbourhood August 2017.

Riley Ohler

“Unfortunately the kids were asleep, but my wife and I were glued to the window for a while, watching these cats,” Ohler said.

“It was pretty cool to watch the mom bring in her kill to the kittens, she jumped onto the garage from the ground with a rabbit in her mouth. It was amazing!”

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“We called Fish and Wildlife and they said that it was normal for them to hunt around that time of night, and that they should move along after a little while,” he said.

“They did leave after an hour or so… We haven’t seen them since.”

But Ohler isn’t concerned about bobcats hunting in the area.

A bobcat seen in Calgary August 2017.

Riley Ohler

“No, I think it’s expected. We’re right off the ridge at Parkland and coyotes are always around there, so you always have to be careful with dogs and kids.”

“It’s a pretty neat creature, so it was just amazing to see such a beautiful creature in your backyard.”

Fish and Wildlife did not respond to a request for comment from Global News.

A photo showing a bobcat in southeast Calgary in August 2017.

Riley Ohler



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