When you walk into your house, there are some things you don’t expect to see. A wild animal would be right at the top of my list, but that’s exactly what a homeowner in San Manuel, Arizona found when they walked into their house on Monday (3/6).
The Arizona Game and Fish Department tweeted that the homeowner found a wild bobcat lounging on their dog’s pet bed, blankie included. The bobcat allegedly got into the house through an unlocked dog door while the owner was at work.
The homeowner called the Arizona Game and Fish Department for help, but the bobcat left the house on its own before an officer could get there. There were no injuries reported to the bobcat or the person, but the dog, named Squeakers, did require some veterinary care.
My brother-in-law has a couple of dog doors at his home in Fuquay-Varina. Every time I visit, I look at those dog doors and wonder, “How hard would it be for some wild animal to crawl though there and get in the house?” Now I have my answer. Not that hard. This is why I have never installed a dog door at my house.
A bobcat lounges on a dog bed in San Manuel home Mon. The homeowner, who found it upon returning from work, suspects it entered through an unlocked doggie door. The bobcat escaped before an officer arrived. Don’t handle entrapped/hurt wildlife yourself. Call 623-236-7201 ASAP. pic.twitter.com/zcQFD4m08h— AZ Game & Fish Dept (@azgfdTucson) March 7, 2023
Many thanks to concerned citizens & the Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson from the family of #Squeakers, who turned up injured Tues. after a bobcat entered their home Mon. through a doggy door. The family asks that you show your support on Instagram at Squeakers2023. https://t.co/xg7SiA8sUj pic.twitter.com/0oPdfFvFzY— AZ Game & Fish Dept (@azgfdTucson) March 8, 2023