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Bobcat spotted near Tabor Lake in Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The Wheat Ridge Police Department issued an alert after a bobcat was seen near Tabor Lake on Friday.

A resident in the 4300 block of Vivian Street reported seeing the bobcat take a chicken from his backyard enclosure.

The man followed the bobcat into the open space where the animal ran off with the chicken.

Officials said it might be the same bobcat spotted two weeks ago along the trail between Prospect Park and Youngfield Street.

Residents have been told to be alert and to make sure any small animal enclosures are well secured to keep wildlife out and animals safe.

Animal experts don’t believe bobcats eat domestic animals like dogs or cats, but pets should be kept supervised and on a leash.