A bobcat has been roaming the east side of Niles since April, and seen as recently as the middle of this month.

Photos had surfaced recently on Facebook taken by Brent Van Tuyl, and Greg “Ozzy” Ostrander, both residents of Niles. You can see in Ostrander’s photo the short bobbed tail with black tip, its conspicuous ears, and tawny fur coat.

Jonathan Wuepper is an area naturalist. Report your sightings to him at wuepperj@gmail.com.

Southwest Michigan Wildlife columnist for The Herald-Palladium