Bobcat alert! Monsoon storms bring out the desert wildlife

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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Our recent monsoon storms have been bringing out the bobcats!

Storms often drive desert wildlife to take refuge in residential neighborhoods.

In Buckeye, police spotted a mama bobcat and her cubs.

They appeared to be using rooftops to find shelter from the storms.

And in Clarkdale, there was another sighting.

A bobcat was seen taking strolling along the backyard walls in a residential neighborhood.

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While these animals will typically stay away from people, police advise that you refrain from trying to pet or play with these animals regardless of how cute they are.

If you are concerned about wildlife in your neighborhood you can contact Arizona Game and Fish at 602-942-3000. As always, if there is an emergency call 911.

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