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Bobcat Kittens Close Barnyard Swing

Wild Bobcat Kittens

Close Barnyard Swing

Stay Away, Conservation Officers Advise,

But Attraction Aims To Open Mother’s Day

Bobcat kittens nestled in the corner of a small barn at Barnyard Swing caused the Hartwick Seminary attraction to be closed today out of fear the mother bobcat is nearby. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to AllOTSEGO.com

HARTWICK SEMINARY – Barnyard Swing owner Marcy Birch closed the attraction today on the advice  of state conservation officers after a litter of bobcats was found in an outbuilding.

Alerted by a group of youngsters, Birch investigated and found the little bobcats on a bed of hay in a back corner.

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Is It A Deer?  Is It A Bobcat? A Mountain Lion, Perhaps

Is It A Deer?  Is It A Bobcat?

A Mountain Lion, Perhaps

In this stock photo, you can see mountain lions have long tails with a dark spot on the end. That’s no bobcat.

FLY CREEK VALLEY – Visiting his parents from Saigon, where he’s now living, Jan Kuzminski Monday, Aug. 21, was taking a walk at dusk on Donlon Road when he observed a deer-colored creature crossing the road ahead.

But the animal loped like a cat, and as it vanished into the underbrush, Kuzminski saw a 2-foot-long tail with a black tip, his mother, Antoinette, confirmed a few minutes ago.

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