Three bobcats were spotted this week on Marvin Ridge Road—the sixteenth sighting of the species this year, according the to New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section. The trio likely is composed of a mother bobcat and her two kittens, Officer Allyson Halm said. “There is a lot of good habitat,” Halm said, referring to the Hoyt Swamp, which runs between Marvin Ridge Road and Route 123 just north of the Merritt Parkway. “They tend to hide away, though sightings seem to be more common now.”
She added, “It seems like they are just getting more comfortable around us.”
Asked what residents should know about bobcats, Halm said, “They certainly don’t have predatory instincts like coyotes do for other canines or felines. They are strictly rodent eaters, bird eaters.