Several Big Cat Sightings
|Photo Courtesy of the City of San Marcos|
There was a bobcat sighting on Lisa Lane on April 5, and what Animal Control thinks is the same bobcat was caught at the Frost Bank on Wonderworld Drive in San Marcos on April 12. It was released in a remote part of Purgatory Creek Natural Area. Another newspaper published a photo a resident on Belvin St. took of a bobcat on their shed roof.
In addition there have been reports of mountain lion in the Onion Creek area. Originally native to the Texas Hill Country and beyond, the cougars were killed off by the 1960’s in the area. Their populations have started to migrate back towards the land. Each individual cat can have a huge range. Some worry about the dangers of the animals, but cougar attacks in Texas are very rare.
We must be aware of these animals, and work to protect greenspace in our ever-growing city, in order to provide habitat and live in harmony with them. They are majestic creatures and can help to keep a balance in our local ecosystem as a top predator.