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Bobcat Visits Glendora Neighborhood

Officers keep watch on the small animal. It was hit with a tranquilizer, but got away.

Officers responded to a suspect of a different kind Wednesday afternoon and had to attempt to corral a small bobcat that wandered into a resident's backyard.

The animal was spotted around 5:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of East Hidden Springs Lane. The young animal, about 20 pounds, was seen lounging on top of a resident's spa cover, according to scanner reports.

Another resident in the neighborhood reported some of their chickens had been killed earlier that day, said Lieutenant Joe Ward. It was unknown if the bobcat was the culprit.

The animal was reportedly unafraid of officers who got within a few feet of it.

Monrovia Animal Control arrived later in the evening and hit the bobcat with a tranquilizer, but the animal escaped. Officers continued to search for the creature, but could not find it, police said.

Janelle July 27, 2012 at 08:05 PM
One of the most needed services in Glendora is Animal Control. With Glendora Animal Control down to one officer only, & closing by 4 P.M., and totally closed all weekends, many of our calls are going unserviced. Now I see in above article we are using Monrovia? Why not pay Glendora officers & stay open more hours ?? There's just too many calls going unserviced for understandable lack of officers, even though above says we used Monrovia Animal Control officers, which I 'presume' we are paying for.
Michael Matthews July 27, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Really...do we have to chase or make a spectacle of every wild animal we see. Unless they display obvious aggressive actions, leave them alone.
Zane Thompson July 27, 2012 at 09:05 PM
The problem is that all these suburbs in this area are small population. Metro Phoenix has fewer suburbs obviously, but most of them are huge cities in their own right.
John August 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I agree Michael, we are very much in their habitat just because of where we live, I kind of like seeing them.

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