Seeing a majestic big cat in Africa is one thing but in Patterson, NY it's another altogether.
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On Sunday, Lou-Anne Murphy spotted this beautiful bobcat on the side of the road in Patterson on Sunday (08/13/23). Murphy says she was in the area of Route 311 & 292 around 2:45 pm (8/13/23) when the cat appeared and she snapped a few photos.
Murphy who hails from South Africa told me:
"I had to double take and remember which country I was in. It's exciting to be so close to a stunning animal."
"We have had a variety of wildlife in our yard from bunnies, foxes, gophers, foxes , deer, even turkeys. This was certainly the most exotic."
Murphy shared the photos to the Patterson, NY Community Board on Facebook and users had a variety of reactions.
Erin H: "There was a family in our yard last week. Kittens with the Mom, on East Branch."
Dania L: "Reason # 2216 why I'm going to die trying to pet something I shouldn't."
Lauren S: "We have one that crosses our driveway every morning we live on east branch."
Marc R.: "that is scary."
Andrew B: "They’ve always lived in the area. Nothing to worry about."
Morris M: "Thats a big male bobcat.!!"
Joey H.: "Grab it i want."
Sheryl M.B: "Fantastic. The woods are still healthy."
Robin A.: "How awesome!!"
I love it, nothing makes people disagree like a beautiful animal and a Facebook thread. If you ever have a close encounter with an animal feel free to reach out to me and I can share it with our readers. Big thank you to Lou-Anne for sharing this experience with all of us.
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His name is Daryl Pitman, and he's a Danbury resident who recently had a super-close encounter with a moose that has become famous in the Greater-Danbury area. In the past few days this moose has been seen in multiple Danbury locations, it's been seen in Newtown, New Fairfield, Woodbury and even Pawling, NY to name a few.
I saw Daryl's pictures in a different moose related thread and reached out to him. I asked him to tell me more. I wanted to know if these photos were real? Did he take the pictures? Was this in Danbury? When was this? How did he feel. An excited Daryl got back to me with the following responses.
Greater Danbury Bobcat Sightings, Too Close for Comfort
This morning (4/28/21) on the Ethan and Lou Show we were discussing a viral video from North Carolina. In it, a couple was brutally attacked by a rabid bobcat but according to USA Today, they are going to be OK.
This sent me off on a tirade about bobcats because this happens to be one of my pet peeves. In the Greater-Danbury area, wildlife sightings are frequent and when one animal gets photographed, everyone piles on and says, yeah me too You saw a bear? I saw a bear!
I made the case that too many people are claiming to have seen bobcats recently, and with no proof. I said, look I know they are prevalent but they can't be around in the numbers that people will have you believe. Every Frank and Fran in the area says they saw one yesterday.
I said, if you saw a bobcat, prove it. It looks like I may have been underestimating the bobcats and the Ethan and Lou listeners because they did prove it and in a hurry. These are the Greater-Danbury Bobcat Sightings That are Too Close for Comfort.