There has been a bobcat spotted in the Mapleton neighborhood this last week, please be careful when out walking your dogs, or when kids are out playing.
According to the Wildlife Coalition you should:
Keep as much distance between you and the animal as possible
Immediately protect children and pets
Back away from the bobcat slowly and deliberately
Avoid running away because that could trigger a pursuit response
If possible, spray the animal with water
When possible make a lot of noise (banging pans, for instance, or blowing an air horn)