Bobcat sighting in the Mission

VIDEO: Bobcat prowls Kelowna neighbourhood

A Kelowna woman is warning her fellow neighbours that a bobcat is on the prowl.

  • Dec. 29, 2016 9:00 a.m.



A Kelowna woman is warning her fellow neighbours that a bobcat is on the prowl.

After spotting the feline a couple of times over a number of days, Deana Steele finally caught the cat on tape on Tuesday.

“I’ve seen it several times,” said Steele. “He was waiting for me on the road this time and gave me time to film.”

She said the cat has been prowling her neighbourhood on Hobson Road in the Mission and she wanted to ensure other pet owners knew it was in the area.

“He has been prowling around the perimeters of all the houses, my neighbours have been seeing the prints in the snow but didn’t know what it was,” said Steele.

“I am definitely concerned. I have a small cat that goes outside during the day, my neighbour has two dachshunds, there is two schnauzers on the block. Hobson is a beautiful street with a lot of people walking their dogs.

She told the Cap News that she followed the cat’s tracks and believe it may be hanging out in the rocks at the Rock House on Hobson.

“We found a little pile of bones in the rock wall, so we think we may have found his den,” says Steele.

Steele reported the sighting to a biologist at UBC Okanagan who informed her the cat likely came down from the mountains because of all the snow.

“Bobcats love small pets and are pushed into town this time of year because of the deep snow higher up,” TJ Gooliaff wrote to Steele.

“I would just recommend keeping your pets indoors while he is hanging around.”

A friend of hers also got great daytime shots of the cat, see below, which she believes is the same bobcat given the vicinity to her neighbourhood.

Brad Borthistle was on Crighton Road when he sapped some shots of a bobcat in the area this week.

“The bobcat was walking around the perimeter of their home,” says Steele. “I’m pretty sure it is the same one.”

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