YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — Animal control officers Friday responded to a report of a bobcat in a tree in Yorba Linda, officials said.

KNX 1070’s Jan Stevens reports the sighting was reported around 10 a.m. along the 21000 block of Charter Oak Terrace near Village Center Drive and Fairmont Boulvevard.

“It was healthy and we believe it was spooked up there by a couple of dogs, which is not uncommon,” said Orange County Animal Care director Ryan Drabek.

Once the news media vans left and the crowds dispersed at around noon, the cat climbed down and left the area, Drabek said.

There were initial reports of as many as two additional bobcats — including possibly the mother — wandering in the area where the bobcat was spotted.

“This wasn’t a full-grown cat, this was actually a young animal,” Drabek said. “In fact, the owner had told us they saw a larger animal nearby, presumably the cat’s mother.”

Drabek added it wasn’t unusual for wildlife to show up on residential streets, as there many indigenous animals in Orange County.]

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