Bobcat Safety

Bobcats Do’s and Dont’s

Bobcats are thriving in urban areas throughout the United States. Because of their small size, bobcats are NOT a threat to humans of any age. Bobcats eat rats, mice, rabbits, squirrels and birds. It’s normal for bobcats to be active both during daylight hours and at night.

Bobcats live in varied habitats. In urban areas, they often den under decks and sheds. In undeveloped areas, they den in rock crevices and hollow logs. Their territories vary with food supply, averaging 4 to 15 square miles.

If you share your yard peacefully with a resident bobcat, it will provide excellent, chemical-free rodent control. For those who prefer not to see a bobcat in their yard, here are three simple, effective steps:

1.Never leave pet food outside and restrict the use of birdseed. Bobcats are attracted to the birds and rodents that eat at bird feeders.

2.If you have a deck or shed, install an L-shaped barrier around the base to prevent the bobcat from denning underneath it.

3.If a bobcat enters your yard, actively discourage it by making loud noises, throwing sticks or spraying water from a garden hose to teach it to stay away.

Trapping and relocating bobcats is neither humane nor effective:

  • Several studies have shown that relocated animals have a low rate of survival.
  • If the relocated animal is a lactating female, the juveniles left behind will die of starvation.
  • Trapped animals are quickly replaced by others from surrounding areas, especially in residential neighborhoods. Waste Management (WM) Customer Serve: 1(800) 772-8653.

 

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New Water Billing System Update
Good Afternoon Neighbors! Over the past few weeks our new water billing system has been rolling out. Just a friendly reminder bills are due on the 20th of the month (as always). If you are on bank drafted payments you do NOT need to do anything else. Some of you have noticed that there is an option to sign up for “reoccurring payments.” This is for credit card payments ONLY. Please do not sign up for this if you are already signed up for Bank drafts because the money will be pulled twice. If you are on Bank Draft but prefer to pay through reoccurring credit card payments, contact our water department. Please be advised, that paying by card will incur a service fee, whereas bank draft payments do not have any service fees associated with them. Also, if you are on bank draft payments and you received an email stating that your bill is due soon, you can disregard it. Bank Draft pulls the money the day the bill is due. If you want to sign up for ACH (Bank Draft) you must fill out the form and being a voided check to the office. As always, you can still pay by check or money order in the by mail, in the drop box (located by the Frisco Ranch Pool), or in person at our temporary office location on 380.
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