Iowa Couple Finds a Bobcat In Their Backyard
Imagine walking out onto your patio or deck one morning and spotting a wild animal making themselves at home in your backyard.
That exact scenario happened to an Iowa couple this past weekend.
According to The Daily Non-Pareil, Lynee Branigan and Gardner Broadbent of Council Bluffs discovered a bobcat lounging in their birdbath on Saturday.
The duo took video and photos of the bobcat, which have been making their rounds on social media. According to the Iowa DNR, Iowa boasts between 5,000 and 7,000 bobcats, but the animals typically keep to themselves since they're normally afraid of humans.
If you do happen to come across a bobcat, the DNR recommends yelling and showing movement so they know you're there. While it's not common for the cats to attack house pets, they are known for preying on small animals like rabbits and squirrels.
Check out the video and photos of the bobcat here.