The incident began on Friday afternoon in Nelson, B.C., when Leanne Kalabis, who has a young son and is five months pregnant, heard strange noises coming from her basement. She caught a glimpse of a furry face and thought it might have been a lost domestic cat, but when she went downstairs with her dog to investigate, it turned out to be a wild one. “That’s definitely not a house cat… that’s definitely a bobcat,” she recalled thinking. Her dog gave chase and got a little scratched up, and the bobcat then scaled a wall and made it to the top of a window, where it caught up in the blinds. Hissing and lunging for the dog, Kalabis said it became “quite entangled,” and she decided to call for help.
“What do I do? I’ve got a bobcat in my basement,” she said.
Harumph. How come MY blinds never have bobcats? Best I get is an occasional bat.