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12/21/2012

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Sarasota News Leader December 21, 2012 Page 68 BOBCATS REMAIN ON THE PROWL ON SIESTA KEY Dear Readers, Dear Marilyn, for future reference, see the accompanying photo of what a Yellow-Crowned I am delighted to report that our beloved Sies- Night Heron looks like (minus the bobcat surta Key bobcat population is healthy and well round). I think everyone knows what a squirfed. Recent sightings follow: rel looks like. ��� At Island Reef condominiums on south Otus Siesta Key at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, Marilyn Donovan, who came here from Weston, VT, to visit her mother, happened to hear an anguished cry emanating from the bay shore. When she looked out the window, she saw a bobcat dragging its captured Yellow-Crowned Night Heron into the mangroves, where they both disappeared, but not that silently. ��� Two days later, Joni Jimerson, manager at Hidden Lagoon Beach Club, spotted a large tawny bobcat ���bouncing��� down the driveway headed toward the dunes on Siesta Beach. It had a squirrel hanging from its jaws. The squirrel was very quiet. One of Siesta���s bobcats made a meal recently of a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. File photo Otus asks Siesta residents to be ready with their cameras when bobcats make an appearance. File photo

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