Texas family’s Ring doorbell camera captures bobcat perched on their backyard fence: ‘I was terrified’

Texas family's Ring doorbell camera captures bobcat perched on their backyard fence: 'I was terrified'

A family in Texas discovered an unwanted visitor outside their home thanks to their doorbell camera.

On Dec. 29, Jessica Carlsen, the homeowner, received a motion alert notification from her Ring camera and decided to take a look at what had activated it.

The camera had detected the movement of a bobcat sitting on top of their fence outside the garage (SEE THE VIDEO at the top of this article)

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“I was terrified and didn’t leave my house that day,” Carlsen, a resident of Frisco, said. 

“I wasn’t sure if there were multiple bobcats or just one.”

Ring doorbell camera catches footage of a bobcat sitting outside family’s home in Texas.
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Carlsen continued to be on the lookout for any activity after the incident.

The next day, the bobcat had returned to the family’s home, but this time it was not alone.

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The two bobcats visited the family’s yard for days, according to Carlsen.

The homeowners said have not seen or reported any recent activity from their feline neighbors.

The Colony, a Texas government site, said that bobcats do not attack people – however, small pets may be at risk. Always walk your dog on a leash and avoid leaving pets unattended outdoors, according to the organization.

“I wasn’t sure if there were multiple bobcats…”

In-Sync Exotics, a wildlife rescue and educational center, advises that if you see a bobcat, the best thing to do “is to leave them be.”

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In order to avoid the “welcoming” of bobcats into your neighborhood, experts encourage homeowners to not make their home an inviting place.

“Don’t leave your pet’s food out, pull in the bird feeder, and don’t leave scraps in outside trashcans,” In-Sync added in a news release.

The bobcat apparently returned the next day with a friend and frequented the family's yard for a few days.

The bobcat apparently returned the next day with a friend and frequented the family’s yard for a few days.
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“I love having my Ring cameras around my house, as well as the security system,” Carlsen told Ring in a statement released to Fox News Digital.

“It definitely makes me feel safer.”

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