Bobcat Spotted in South Florida Backyard

Officials confirmed the animal was a Bobcat

A South Florida homeowner woke up to a surprising sight in his backyard.

The homeowner, who did not want to be identified, said he saw a big cat on his West Miramar property one morning while he was having breakfast.

"I told my wife, 'Look at this big dog,'" the homeowner said. "Then the dog crossed over and got into the yard and she told me, 'That's not a dog, that's a cat.' And I realized it's a cat, but it's a big cat."

The homeowner said he was scared at first, but he admitted, "It's a cool thing."

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed the animal was a full grown adult Bobcat, although it was initially believed to be a panther.

Now that he's seen it, the homeowner says he just wants the animal to be removed so his neighborhood can be safe.

"If it's hungry, it could be a danger," he said.

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