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A Madison County homeowner captured video of a bobcat and other wildlife on a camera in his back yard. (Source: Gigaparts) A Madison County homeowner captured video of a bobcat and other wildlife on a camera in his back yard. (Source: Gigaparts)
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County homeowner captured video of a bobcat and other wildlife on a camera in his back yard.

The man lives in the area of Indian Creek and Jeff Road. He put the camera in his back yard to see the activity from a nearby fox den.

The homeowner said he captured video of foxes, raccoons, armadillos, and opossums. He was surprised when he saw the bobcat while reviewing his video.

A wildlife expert said the bobcat captured on video was a male weighing between 30 and 35 pounds. Jeff Ponzini of Spray's Wildlift Removals said despite their presence in North Alabama, getting the animals on video is rare because of the animals' reclusive nature and tendency to run away when they sense a predator.

Ponzini said he does not believe the animal poses any risk to anyone living off Jeff Road, adding that typically bobcats cover a 15-20 acre area. He said if you are hiking and were near one, you probably wouldn't know it.

"They don't like humans or other animals. They try to stay off by themselves, except when they're trying to find a mate. They'll basically hear noises and shy away from them," Ponzini said.

Other residents of the neighborhood said they've never seen a bobcat out in their neck of the woods before, but they're also not surprised by the video. They mentioned having other animals, such as deer, in the area, so they said it's only natural to expect other wild animals.

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