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Bobcats make home in Port Arthur neighborhood
PORT ARTHUR - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
People living in Port Arthurs Bellbrook Estates are sharing their property with bobcats that make their way from the wooded area to the housing complexs property line.
We have about 125 children who live here on the property, so it is a huge concern, said property manager Adrienne Goodman. We walk property every day, and I would hate for me or any of the kids on the property to get hurt.
Goodman said the bobcats began appearing around the new year and says there are at least four.
Goodman sent a letter out to notify residents and began making calls to have the animals removed.
We called Animal Control first for the city of Port Arthur and they told us that would be handled by Texas Parks and Wildlife. [We] called Texas Parks and Wildlife and asked if they could come out and do anything and they told us they couldn't do anything until it actually became a nuisance to the property. It would either have to damage the property or have to cause physical harm to someone, she said.
She then did a little more research and found a company to come and lay a trap.
So far, theyve caught one.
Goodman is hopeful others will take the bait and leave her property once and for all.