They reminded residents that foxes, fisher cats, bobcats and coyotes are present around town, prompting people to chime in with their experiences.
- Saw a coyote near Lilly B Haynes school the other morning — William Gombos
- July 4th, saw our first bobcat in backyard. Pamela Way off Boston Post Rd. — Susan Gentilella
- Yes... my neighbor saw 2 fisher cats on his property near Flanders Road and Oak Hill Drive, they were both very dark in color. SCARY little nasty varmints. — Kathleen Waszczak
Part of the Food Chain
"It is very important to understand that your cats and small dogs are part of the food chain and you must keep them close, especially at dusk, night and dawn," Waterford Animal Control wrote. "Go outside with them, keep them on a leash, put up a solid fence — electric fences will keep your dog in but will not keep predators out."
Have you seen predatory animals around town? Where did you see them?