A wildlife expert in Vermont tells local news station WCAX that encounters with bobcats have become quite common, particularly due to the above-average snowfall which makes them travel farther and wider in search of food.
"When there's deep snow for prolonged periods of time our bobcats tend to have a tougher time," says Kim Royer of Vermont Fish and Wildlife. "If you see one, be excited, appreciate the fact that we live in this great state where bobcats still do very well, and leave ‘em alone."
Nancy says she will certainly heed that advice going forward, adding that she probably couldn't have gotten the bobcat inside anyways.
"It wouldn't have fit in my little cat carrier," she says.