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8th bobcat removed from Frisco home

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FRISCO, Texas -

Trappers removed another bobcat from a Frisco family's backyard this week. It's the eighth one caught in the same backyard over the past four months.

Cliff Moore with Frisco Animal Services captures and relocates wildlife when their habitat collides with urban development.

It's a topic that can stir controversy, so much so that the homeowners did not want to comment. But, Moore is convinced he does what's best for all involved.

"Anyone that would be willing to bet that nothing bad is gonna happen doesn't know cats," he said.

"The bobcat doesn't need to be in the backyard any more than we need them to be there. You've got pets to look after and grandchildren to worry about besides the future for these animals," added his co-worker Dora Damon.

Most residents don't usually have a close encounter with a bobcat, but recognize that trying to occupy the same space is not an option.

"As far as I'm concerned they should be away from, not close to the city, especially with children playing around," said Shiv Iyer, a neighbor.

Moore said all animals that he traps are moved to a more rural environment.

"This is not just one person's problem. This is the good of the entire community. There's no fence that's going to stop the coyote, the bobcat and the foxes," he said.

 

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