METHUEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A bobcat was sighted Tuesday on Worcester Street in the wooded area behind the Howe Street Superette, according to a post from the Methuen Animal Control's Facebook page.
According to the post, the bobcat was seen on April 7 around three in the afternoon.
"It is not abnormal to see these guys passing through as their natural habitats are shrinking forcing them to pass through residential areas," the post said. "They mean no harm and are usually just passing by."
Bobcats are described as "shy" and "avoid people," even though animal control says they are forced to pass through residential areas because their habitats are getting smaller.
Methuen Animal Control said, as a reminder, to keep wildlife away from your home be sure to take preventative measures such as feeding pets indoors and keeping trash receptacles closed. The post also said to make sure your pets are up-to-date on rabies vaccines.
(Methuen Animal Control Facebook)