Animal Dangers Spring to Life

Bobcat, snake nest spotted by viewers

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    This is a bobcat.

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    by Bruce Felps

    Spring brings with it a cyclical birthing period among wildlife and more active adult animals as they search for food for their little ones.

    The animals are out and active as indicated by a couple of sightings reported to NBCDFW, one of which came from McKinney, so they might want to declare a state of municipal emergency and evacuate town.

    One person snapped some shots of a bobcat in a residential area near Custer Road and Cotton Ridge. Clearly the big cat was out hunting … humans?

    Another gentlemen reported finding a nest of cottonmouth moccasins, that would be snakes, under some metal out in Poolville, Texas. He killed all 18 he found, preserving the human way of life in Parker County.

    Seriously, wildlife is stirring with the season, so if you encounter some manner of beasties great or small, and can do so safely, click a photo or two and send the images to iSee@NBCDFW.

    Do not endanger yourself to do so unless, of course, that’s your contribution to natural selection.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He understands that snakes play a vital role in the ecosystem but [shutter].