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COURIER subscriber Judy Dodd was lounging at her home in the Claremont hillside Wednesday morning when an unexpected visitor greeted her. A bobcat strolled over for an afternoon drink in her backyard birdbath.

It wouldn’t be the only time. The fluffy feline returned for a second visit the following morning, sauntering over for a drink before spreading out on the ground for a moment of relaxation “just like a cat would,” Ms. Dodd noted. Ms. Dodd has seen plenty of wildlife from the backyard of her Kellett Street home, where she has lived for the past 42 years, but it’s not often she is graced by the presence of a bobcat.

And with the neighborhood overrun with squirrels, she joked she’s happy to share her acreage.

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