PHOTOS: Bobcat Sightings Near New York City

Bobcats have been spotted in Ardsley, a small village in Westchester County about 10 miles from the Bronx. Laura Peterson sent us these photos of a bobcat in her backyard on Oct. 1.

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A bobcat spotted in a backyard in Ardsley, New York. (Credit: Laura Peterson)
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Several bobcat sightings have been reported in Ardsley, a small village in Westchester County about 10 miles from the Bronx. (Credit: Laura Peterson)
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Bobcats are about twice the size of house cats and can weigh up to 30 pounds, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. (Credit: Laura Peterson)
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Although the animals normally pose no threat to humans or large pets, close contact should be avoided. (Credit: Laura Peterson)
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