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November 6, 2014 (Alpine) -- An Alpine resident has posted a video on YouTube showing a close encounter with a bobcat that wandered into her backyard, apparently unaware of the photographer on a porch swing close at hand.

About 45 seconds into the video, the bobcat suddenly noticed, turning toward the camera.

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What an exciting way to start your day! Looks like your surprise was better than the bobcat's.

A Doomed Bobcat

If the animal isn't afraid of humans it is a danger to people, pets, and livestock. As more homes are built in areas that were once remote these encounters will increase and our wildlife will be killed.

Who is more composed?

The cat or the homeowner? Just WOW. A coyote ran down my street in Lemon Grove years ago and I took a picture. Friends thought that I made it up.

Gorgeous Cat

A very fortunate homeowner! Kristine C. Alessio, Esq. Member La Mesa City Council