Bobcat killing domestic cats, still on the loose

A 35-pound bobcat that is suspected of killing three or four cats in the Three Arch Bay area is still on the loose, according to a news release issued by the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Animal Services officers responded to the area of #6 Vista Del Sol at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday after a report of another domestic cat being grabbed by the bobcat.

They arrived to find the bobcat hiding underneath a car parked in the driveway, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

The bobcat, which showed no fear of humans, got away before it could be tranquilized, he said.

A local expert is being contacted for assistance and Animal Services is posting notices in the Three Arch Bay community to warn residents, Kravetz said.

Locals are also being warned to keep their pets inside until the animal is captured and removed, the release noted.

— Alisha Gomez

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