We’re accustomed to the occasional stray showing up in the backyard, but what happens when a family of wild bobcats came around to play?
That’s what happened to Katherine Reiffenstein of Calgary, Alberta in August 2015. A family of ferocious (and also incredibly cute) bobcats showed up on her front step while she was about to run out to work one morning.
Typically, Bobcats, which are closely related to the lynx family, are solitary animals, preferring forests and mountains to big cities.
However, they are also very adaptable and they don’t seem to mind humans (as this family proves).
In Katherine’s case, they came right up to her front door and put their oh-so-precious paws right on the lip of the door:
After having a minor freak out, Katherine snapped some pictures and carried on, as did the family. The whole group left and headed across the street.
Officials from Alberta Fish and Wildlife said the family of cats was probably looking for food and water and was no danger to the people in the neighborhood.
This is a cute family, but you probably don’t want to cuddle them if they show up on your stoop. If you think these big cats are as adorable as we do, please SHARE this story with friend and family!
[Featured Image Credit: Katherine Reiffenstein]