Bobcat found sleeping near high school

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SAN DIEGO – A bobcat was spotted sleeping outside Westview High School in Rancho Penasquitos Monday evening, police said.

San Diego police officers were seen near the high school’s football stadium at the 13500 Camino del Sur campus after someone saw the animal west of the bleachers at 4:30 p.m., SDPD officer Dino Delimitros said.


A bobcat was spotted near Westview High School.

Miguel Carillo was at Westview High to watch the marching band competition on the football field.

“Around 1:30 or so, he moved out towards the shopping center and spent about 30 minutes in the top corner of the bush area.  Then, about an hour later, he came down to what appears to be a den area for him,”  said Carillo.

The California Department of Fish and Game did not respond to the incident because the bobcat would likely run off, Delimitros said.

The animal did not attack anyone, according to the officer.

By 6:45 p.m., the scene was cleared.  It was unknown which direction the bobcat took off.


  • Anonymous

    Who cares… Let him sleep!!!! We r invading his area not the opposite! Get a grip everyone! Why r u even reporting this!!!!!

  • Guest

    This is as dumb as the "shark sighted in ocean" stories that the news media posts. They don't even realize that those bobcats, mountain lions, and sharks are still there even when we don't see them.

  • Meg

    How is this news? Mr. Bob Cat was sleeping and no threat plus theses guys are not mountain lions, it a cat born in the wild without a tail. A “bobtail” cat….Keep up the good work Fox 5 Nice try with your BS media scare tactic..

  • Guest

    It's a bobcat for gawd's sake… it's not some man-eating lion. This is not news, this is just meant to incite fear. Be happy that there is still SOME nature around all the cement and steel we've put up in THEIR land. We chase their food sources away, we chase them away, what do we expect? I for one am grateful to see any signs of wildlife around…

  • Guest

    This station (and some of the parents) should be ashamed for trying to incite fear over such a non-event. It's just a bobcat! Anyone who saw it should consider themselves fortunate, not relieved that it didn't attack. I've never even heard of a bobcat attacking a human.

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