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Beware The Bobcat Or Lynx Roaming The Joywood Neighborhood
March 16, 2018
By Brock Tanner
MAP: CLICK TO ENLARGE General area the Lynx/Bobcat is roaming around in
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- If you live in the Joywood neighborhood, you may wish to keep a sharper eye on your small pets and small children.
David Cay, the esteemed, cosmopolitan Snohomish based world traveler, musician and all around man about town has penned an open letter to his neighbors in the Joywood development about the prowling Lynx (or Bobcat).
Here it is.
"Dear Joywood Neighbors,
Hope all is well.
We have a new neighbor in Joywood or they might be an old neighbor paying us a visit. Either way I just hope we can all get along.
However it may be, this Bobcat or Lynx is actively prowling our neighborhood and Tom Marks Road.
I think it is a Lynx. I have seen it up close and can tell a Lynx from a Bobcat. Though it is said that they don’t call this neck of the woods home when their natural habitat is disturbed they move on.
I have seen the big cat up at the “T” of Tom Marks Road and 45TH PL S.E. several times since the first of the year. A big Lynx like this used to wander through our backyard.
Today Tony Emery, our neighbor to the west of our home, spotted the big cat chasing some dogs around in a yard on Tom Marks Road. [Ed. Note: check the map at upper right]
There are plenty of little children in our neighborhood now a days. Looking out for them we all should be extra vigilant when they are outside playing. A Bobcat or Lynx won’t distinguish a small child from small game.
The big cat is probably more scared of us but we should just take extra care.
Covering garbage cans securely and not leaving food out may help discourage the big cat from scavenging.
On Happy Trails,
(And by God if you ask us, that was a fine letter indeed.)