Bobcat Sighted in South Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Odessa Animal Control is warning residents about a bobcat in south Odessa.

Odessa Animal Control has received several calls about a possible bobcat near Comanche Trail Park.

On Wednesday, Animal Control Officers were in the area where they spotted the bobcat.

Officers were able to get within 40 to 50 feet of the bobcat before it ran away. Tracks of the bobcat have been found on vehicles in residential areas just north of Ector Junior High School.

Traps have been set in areas where tracks have been spotted.

Odessa Police is asking residents not to approach or attempt to capture the bobcat.

If you do see the bobcat, you are asked to contact Odessa Animal Control at 432-368-3526 or 432-333-3641 as soon as possible.