Bobcats Sighted in Gladstone.

This morning in Gladstone, Missouri, a mother bobcat and her three kittens were sighted on the Chouteau Green Way near the statues. According to a bystander who had the privilege of witnessing the rare sighting during their daily walk, the family of bobcats seemed to be playing in the area before disappearing into the wilderness. The sight was an awe-inspiring experience for the bystander, who expressed regret for not being able to capture a photo."This morning on my daily walk I had the pleasure of seeing 4 Bobcat's on the Chouteau Green Way around the same area of the statues. It was a Mom with 3 little kittens I wish they had stuck around for a picture.. I see them a lot but today was a first seeing the whole Family" Scott Spillman was quoted as saying. 

While bobcats may seem cute and harmless, it's important to remember that they are wild animals and can be quite dangerous. Although they generally avoid humans, they have been known to attack when they feel threatened or cornered. Bobcats are skilled hunters, capable of taking down prey much larger than themselves, and their sharp claws and teeth can inflict serious injury.

As a mother with her kittens, the bobcat sighting may be particularly dangerous. Mother bobcats are extremely protective of their young and will defend them at all costs. If approached or threatened, a mother bobcat may become aggressive and attack, potentially causing serious harm to humans or pets.

It's important to remember that wildlife sightings like this should always be enjoyed from a safe distance. Approaching or attempting to interact with wild animals can be dangerous for both the animal and the human. It's also important to keep pets on a leash and avoid leaving food or garbage in areas where wildlife may be present.

In the end, the sighting of the mother bobcat and her kittens was a rare and beautiful experience for the bystander, but it's essential to remember that these animals are wild and potentially dangerous. It's crucial to always exercise caution and respect when encountering wildlife in their natural habitat.