“It’s quite a treat… and how ironic – a bobcat in a dog park,” stated visitor Jean-Marc Morassuti.
The wild cat watched the dogs playing approximately 20 feet below him. While the dogs were oblivious to the bobcat, human visitors stopped to watch and take photos.
Yellow tape was placed around the base of the tree to ensure that the wild animal remained safe – and to ensure that no one approached too close.
"It's beautiful, and it's kind of fun to watch at a dog park," stated visitor Laura Teague.
While the bobcat had disappeared by Sunday morning, a large crowd still gathered, perhaps hopeful that the wild animal would make an appearance once again.
While bobcats appear to use suburban settings with increasing frequency, they are infrequently seen. Male bobcats weigh 20 to 30 pounds and average 3 feet in length. Female bobcats are considerably smaller.
According to the Washington State Department of Wildlife, bobcats typically limit their activity to night hours when they are in the vicinity of humans.
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