Bobcat family in Scottsdale relocated to wild - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Bobcat family in Scottsdale relocated to wild

Posted: Updated:
  • Must Read HeadlinesMore>>

  • Keeping pets safe in the heat: animals overcome by triple digit temps

    Keeping pets safe in the heat: animals overcome by triple digit temps

    Emergency animal technician's with the Arizona Humane Society are kept busy this time of year.With temperatures soaring they respond to calls all over the valley of animals in distress.
    Emergency animal technician's with the Arizona Humane Society are kept busy this time of year.With temperatures soaring they respond to calls all over the valley of animals in distress.
  • Geekfest 2014 at the Peoria Public Library

    Geekfest 2014 at the Peoria Public Library

    It's called Geekfest 2014; the goal is to encourage students to embrace science. To help get the message out, the nationally recognized, award-winning Falcon Robotics Team from Carl Hayden High School.
    It's called Geekfest 2014; the goal is to encourage students to embrace science. To help get the message out, the nationally recognized, award-winning Falcon Robotics Team from Carl Hayden High School.
  • Bratton: 'not happy'

    NYPD probing raising of white flags at Brooklyn Bridge

    NYPD probing raising of white flags at Brooklyn Bridge

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:55:02 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating a major security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City. Two white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. The flags had a faint appearance of the stars and stripes. The American flags that are normally up at the bridge appeared to have been removed.
    The NYPD is investigating a major security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City. Two white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. The flags had a faint appearance of the stars and stripes. The American flags that are normally up at the bridge appeared to have been removed.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

A family in north Scottsdale is dealing with some unwanted squatters on their property that have been there for years. But today, these little wild cats got an eviction notice as our cameras were rolling.

We're talking about a family of bobcats -- a mom and her two babies. That mom has been coming to the same house in the same neighborhood for about 8 years. But they finally had to move out.

"Is she in the tree? No she's right on the top of the fence"

Crews from Critter Ridder worked to get this mom and her two babies to a more suitable location.

"They're beautiful animals but I would hope they would find another home other than our backyard," says homeowner Sean Stutzman.

Sean Stutzman and his family just bought this house, not knowing their backyard was already inhabited by another family.

"Came over this morning and saw a full family of bobcats in our backyard."

With a young daughter and small dog -- he thought it would be best to relocate the cats.

"We're going to use the babies to lure the mom in and it should take a matter of a few hours or so," says Joe D. Wolf of Critter Ridder. "She just doesn't know what's going on she's just afraid."

"She's well known around here," says neighbor Mark Brammer.

Mark Brammer has tons of pictures on his computer, documenting the cats.

"She's been here at least 8 to 9 years. This is the time she brings her babies back in and they clear out all the rabbits," says Brammer.

Brammer says it's a bittersweet day to say goodbye to the cats.

"I'm sorry to see them leave but that's kind of the way life is."

At last check the mom had not been caught just yet -- once she is they will transport the entire family to another location outside the city.


Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices