Bobcat Spotted Near Hudson Valley Man’s Home
What appears to be a bobcat, potentially looking to reproduce, was spotted just outside a Hudson Valley man's kitchen window.
George Patchoros of Hopewell Junction tells Hudson Valley Post he was enjoying his Saturday morning coffee and looking out his back kitchen window when he noticed an animal walking calmly through the woods toward his house.
Patchoros tells us he lives in a wooded area up the road from the Wiccoppee Fire Department. The back window of his kitchen overlooks a vast amount of woods.
Once the animal got closer to his home, he identified it as a bobcat and ran to get his camera. You can see the photos he took below. Patchoros estimates the animal was about 35 pounds.
According to the New York State DEC, the Catskill area has about 16 bobcats for every 100 square miles of area. The average male bobcat in the region travels about 14 square miles from its home, while the average female bobcat travels about 12 square miles.
Bobcats begin to breed between mid-January and early February, according to the DEC.