Breaking News
More () »

Grand Rapids's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Grand Rapids, Michigan | WZZM13.com

Lowell woman captures bobcat with trail camera

Heather Cooper captured some pictures of a bobcat in the Lowell area.
Credit: Heather Cooper
Heather Cooper from Lowell captured these images of bobcat.

LOWELL, Mich. — Heather Cooper was able to capture some pictures of a bobcat in the Lowell area this spring. 

The pictures were taken Monday, May 25 and Friday, April 24,  just north of the city through her wilderness trail webcam.  

A spokesperson for the Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said bobcats are not unheard of in the Lower Peninsula. They are even more common the more north you go.

"Populations seem to be expanding in the southern third of the state and it is now fairly common to see pictures of bobcats in southern Michigan," said Adam Bump the Furbearer Specialist with the DNR- Wildlife Division.

Michigan does have a bobcat hunting and trapping season in the northern two thirds of the state. 

Credit: Heather Cooper

How to tell the difference between cougars, bobcats, and domestic cats

Last year in April, a dead bobcat was found near the Montcalm County and Ionia County line. The DNR said that bobcat was hit by a car and thrown into the bushes. 


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the 13 ON YOUR SIDE app now.

Have a news tip? Email news@13onyourside.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.