Abilene mom shoots, kills bobcat in her backyard


An Abilene woman shot and killed a bobcat that was prowling around her backyard.

Paula Kitchens said her daughter's dog was barking up a storm Friday at the family's home near Loop 322 and Oldham Lane.

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So, the daughter went outside to see what all the commotion was about and saw the bobcat.

The woman got her gun and the bobcat scurried up a tree.

She fired one shot but missed.

The bobcat then leaped from the tree and she fired a second round, killing it.

The woman's 6-year-old son plays in the backyard and mom did not want to take any chances.

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