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Sitting pretty: Northampton woman snaps quick pic of wild bobcat in her backyard. Now, it’s your turn to share wildlife pics with the Gazette

  • DEBRA JOHNSON of Northampton<br/><br/>Photo of wild bobcat taken June 4 in a Coles Meadow Road, Northampton, backyard.

    DEBRA JOHNSON of Northampton

    Photo of wild bobcat taken June 4 in a Coles Meadow Road, Northampton, backyard. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DEBRA JOHNSON<br/>Johnson first photographed the wild bobcat that visits her yard back in December. Johnson describes the bobcat as a "kitten" here.

    DEBRA JOHNSON
    Johnson first photographed the wild bobcat that visits her yard back in December. Johnson describes the bobcat as a "kitten" here. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DEBRA JOHNSON of Northampton<br/><br/>Photo of wild bobcat taken June 4 in a Coles Meadow Road, Northampton, backyard.
  • DEBRA JOHNSON<br/>Johnson first photographed the wild bobcat that visits her yard back in December. Johnson describes the bobcat as a "kitten" here.

In December, Debra Johnson snapped a picture of a young bobcat sitting on a back hill among the rocks of her home’s perennial garden on Coles Meadow Road.

On Tuesday morning, the bobcat was back and Johnson was again fast enough to get a picture with her camera.

“He has grown from a young kitten to a beautiful cat,” she said in an email to the Gazette.

Johnson said all kinds of wildlife — turkeys, bears — wander through her yard in the Fitzgerald Lake area.

If you’ve taken pictures of wildlife in the Pioneer Valley, we want to see them. Email your pictures to webeditor@gazettenet.com. We’ll post a collection of the photos online. Please include the time and place where the picture was captured as well as what kind of animal is featured in the photo, your name and where you’re from. And have fun with it!

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