Contact Us

Beware! Wild Bobcat Spotted in Newburgh!

Find out where the Bobcat has been spotted!

2008 LPGA Qualifying School - Final Qualifying Tournament Day 2
Getty Images

Yep, you read that headline correct: a bobcat has been spotted in Newburgh. There were reports of this taking place about a week ago but we now have photos of what the bobcat looks like. This was shared by several people on Facebook last night:

If you encounter the bobcat, here are some safety tips that could save your life:

Should you encounter a bobcat, you should keep as much distance between you and the animal as possible:

  • Immediately protect children and pets
  • Back away from the bobcat slowly and deliberately
  • Avoid running away because that could trigger a pursuit response
  • If possible, spray the animal with water
  • When possible make a lot of noise (banging pans, for instance, or blowing an air horn)

These tips are from the website DesertUSA. Luckily, the website does say that bobcat attacks are rare, however, you should proceed with caution. The website offers tips on how you can protect yourself from attracting the animal. Here are those tips:

  • Trim back excess vegetation that might otherwise provide cover
  • Do not feed birds or other wildlife, which might attract bobcats
  • Do not feed the bobcats
  • Do not leave pet food or water outdoors
  • Vaccinate your pets
  • Keep pets indoors or in secure, protective cages or pens
  • Consider a deterrent that generates electronic sounds that mimic the calls of bobcats’ enemies, for instance, the hiss of a cougar

If you keep these tips in mind, you should be alright. If you see the bobcat in your yard, you should contact Animal Control immediately at 812-435-6015! Be safe!

Thanks to Sara Brown for passing along this info!

Best of 106.1 KISS FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KISS-FM VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KISS-FM VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.