A pair of bobcats were photographed on a Marvin Ridge Road property, officials said Friday.
A rare sighting, the pair likely are a female with a male in pursuit, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section. She noted that the breeding season is just getting underway: Bobcats breed between February and March, and one to four kittens generally are born in a litter in April. Halm said she has reported the sighting to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The sighting of the reclusive species is the first reported in New Canaan in one year. Animal Control received reports of sightings on Marvin Ridge Road and Ponus Ridge last February.