FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bobcat that was spotted in a tree in Fort Pierre over the weekend apparently left the property as quickly as it appeared. Greg Swanson, Chief Deputy of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department says the animal was seen in a tree at 205 West Second Street around 3:00 p.m. Saturday. When a deputy arrived to check the bobcat, Swanson says the animal didn’t act in an aggressive manner, and eventually got out of the tree and took off. Swanson says there are reports of several different types of wild animals that visit residences along the edge of Fort Pierre, from deer to turkeys, coyotes, and skunks–and the rule of thumb is that if the animals don’t act in an abnormal manner, they are left alone and usually they leave and return to the wild. The homeowner on West Second Street was told if the bobcat returns and becomes a nuisance; that a live trap will be used to relocate the creature farther away from town.
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