Scoping Out A Potential Meal

Wayne Wheeler has been feeding birds at as home on Clyde Street in Newport for decades. He has had to chase away a number of cats who viewed the birds at his feeder as tasty morsels. On Thursday, Wayne spotted this “cat” scoping out the birds at his feeder — a bobcat. He snapped a few photos of the cat before it moved on its way. Although bobcats are common in Vermont, many Vermonters live here all their lives and never see these illusive creatures, however, this year the harsh winter is bringing them out of hiding in search of food. (Photo by Wayne Wheeler)