Bobcats in Brentwood

Bobcats in Brentwood

Several bobcats have been seen in Brentwood especially in the area of Bannerman Drive.  A bobcat attacking a human is extremely unlikely, as they hunt rabbits, hares and small mammals like mice and squirrels.  Bobcats are opportunistic hunters and may attack domestic pets.  It is suggested to keep cats indoors and have small dogs supervised as they may be vulnerable.  More information and tips to prevent bobcats from coming into your property and steps to take when bobcats are encountered can be found here:  https://www.alberta.ca/bobcats.aspx

The Alberta government is responsible for wildlife management.  Fish & Wildlife officers receive many reports of bobcat sightings each year; they will respond when an animal is injured, makes contact with a person or there are some other extraordinary circumstance. Again, citizens can obtain more information by accessing:  https://www.alberta.ca/bobcats.aspxThe City of Calgary Community Peace Officers are not trained in the handling or capture of wildlife nor are equipped to trap or immobilize wildlife.