Bobcats on the prowl

Wild bobcats have been showing up in residential areas in Oromocto and Fredericton. There have been about seven reports. A wildlife biologist says they're looking for an easy meal.

Animal control officer Daryl Winchester responded to the first bobcat report.

Winchester found the bobcat under a porch and got a noose around him. Two weeks later, he got another call.

Both bobcats were released in the woods.

It's not unusual to see bobcats in urban areas at this time of the year, according to regional wildlife biologist Gary Moore.

The advice for pet owners is to keep their cats indoors and make sure there's no food lying around outdoors that could attract a hungry, wild bobcat.