Animals near homes; bobcat in yard, gator on porch


OAKHAM, Mass — John Demauro was getting ready to enjoy a quiet winter’s morning at his home when he noticed something strange in his backyard.

“Saw what I thought was a neighbor’s cat sitting under the bird feeder cause that’s happened a bunch of times, but it turned and looked at me and I said, no, I don’t think that’s the neighbors cat that looks unusual,” said Demauro.

Wild sightings are not new in the community, but a bobcat is a different story.

“Out here we’ve had a moose and a bear in the yard at one point. But it’s the first time we’ve seen a bobcat,” said Demauro.

But what he found was much different, so he took time to enjoy it.

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NAPLES, FL — Lloyd Tomer came out to get his mail but on the way back in there was a special guest sitting right on his front doorstep. Tomer was met by a four foot gator- one that opened his mouth and chased him away.

“I thought it was my son playing games with me but when he turned and opened his mouth and chased me away. It just immediately scares you,” said Tomer.

After 20 minutes a crew was able to capture the gator who they believe wandered around to the front of his house from his back lake.

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