For Real? Rare Bobcat Sighting in Grand Blanc
It's only fitting that Grand Blanc residents would spot a bobcat in the area since the school's mascot is a bobcat. However, we're not talking about a school mascot here.
Earlier this week I received a notification from Nextdoor (Grand Blanc) which I rarely open because it gets a little too nutty on there for me. Well, this time I opened up the post after seeing a bit of the context which claimed someone from Grand Blanc had spotted a bobcat in the area. I had to find out more.
The woman who posted said a bobcat had been spotted near Grand Blanc and Porter roads.
I know someone that lives near Grand Blanc Rd & Porter and they just saw a bobcat up by their house trying to get an animal under their car. I would have never thought that a bobcat/s would live in such a busy area.
After posting the alleged sighting, another woman on Nextdoor chimed in:
Did it have a long tail? I saw something similar near Grand Blanc Rd and Fenton Rd. Reported the sighting to DNR. Was told they have a range of 100 miles to their territory.
The woman replied and said that it did have a long tail. She said the woman watched out her window and could see it hiding and waiting for whatever was under her car.
Did Anyone Get a Photo of the Bobcat?
As far as I know, there aren't any photos of the bobcat. Or at least we haven't seen any just yet. The photos in this article are stock photos, not the real deal.
I'm a little skeptical that what they were looking at was an actual bobcat. They mentioned that it had a long tail which would be rare if it was a bobcat. According to AZ Animals, bobcats have short tails. Typically, a bobcat's tail grows between 1-4 inches long. However, sometimes, it can grow past 8 inches, although this is rare.
Another person on Nextdoor said that he saw a bobcat on his trail camera near Maple and Irish roads.
Bobcat sightings in Genesee County are rare but that doesn't mean they aren't lurking around.
What to Do if You come Face to Face With a Bobcat
If you happen to see one, just ignore it or make a loud noise and it will go away.