Ken Brant snapped this picture of an adult bobcat slinking around homes on Harbor Crescent, just uphill from Bay Boulevard, just east of the Embarcadero.
This bobcat is pretty bold – out in sunny daylight – prowling for its next meal. So residents in that area should keep their animals inside except while doing their “duty.” Pick spots that are far from the forest edge. And then stand close to them. Don’t let them out to self-supervise their own prowlings. It could be the last time you see them.
ODFW wildlife biologists say that you should always feed your pet INSIDE, not outside. Don’t let your pet go outside near sunrise or sunset. That’s when predators are shopping Mother Nature’s grocery store for an easy meal. They also say motion-activated outdoor lighting is always a good thing to have so if anything is moving around, it’ll turn the lights on and startle the animal and motivate it to leave.