CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A neighborhood in Carrollton is on edge after two bobcats were caught on video nearly fighting. The amateur video, posted online to YouTube, shows the wild cats in a stare-down before they simply walk in separate ways. Homeowners in The Highlands area have seen bobcats and coyotes before, but rarely has anyone been so close to the wild animals.
Kevin Martuscello used his smartphone to shoot the video from the safety of a car. His father, Mike Martuscello, actually saw the wild cats first, near his front yard on Highlands Creek Road. They were both surprised by the size of the animals. Before the camera was rolling, Mike witnessed the two cats fighting. “They got in a physical fight with each other over there,” said the elder Martuscello. “They were clawing and scratching, biting at each other, jumping up and down in the air. It was a wild scene.”READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Director Talks With Concerned Moms About Kids, Classrooms And COVID-19
“Literally, it was a real cat fight,” Mike Martuscello added.
When asked if he was afraid of encountering the bobcats, Mike Martuscello explained, “I was when I first saw them, when I was by myself, because I had never been that close to bobcats before. I really didn’t know what the reaction was going to be. To see them this close, it was kind of scary at first. But they were so preoccupied with each other that they ignored us pretty much.”