The other night, when my husband and I really should have been in bed, we were still up watching TV and suddenly heard a rather disturbing sound. It was kind of like a cat fight/ baby cry/person screaming . Definitely a little unsettling late at night when it's dark and most of our neighbors were probably sleeping. I felt pretty confident though, that it was an animal, so I was more excited to figure out what it was, then scared. My husband and I opened windows to listen and turned on the outside lights to see if we could spot whatever it was. My husband thinks he heard the same cry/scream faintly in the distance so whatever was near our house may have been responding. Finally we opened the backdoor and flicked on the light again and my husband caught a quick glimpse of a very large cat jumping up onto our chain link fence and then running off. We decided that it was probably a bobcat. The next morning, since we still have snow on the ground ( UGH!!!) I went out and checked to see if our visitor left any prints. Sure enough, there were some pretty big catlike prints near the fence and I could see them venturing off into the patch of trees in our neighbor's yard. These confirmed what we thought, that it was most likely a bobcat and now I kinda wish it would come back so I could see it. I Just want it to keep to the night time visits.
The prints on our side of the fence
Comparison of my hand verses the single print. Much bigger then a house cat!