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Wilmington Island resident wakes up to scary site

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A Wilmington Island resident woke up to a scary site on Thursday morning.

He woke up to what he thought was a cougar that had escaped from the wild life center. When the man called the center to report it, it turns out what he saw wasn't a cougar, but a bobcat.

The center said it didn't come from their facility, and that people mistake bobcats for cougars a lot.

"Bobcats are very common in this area," said Lesley Mailler of the Wild Life Center. "We've had three removed from this property that were wild, living on this property. It's not uncommon for them the be around this area. We don't seem then very often because they're in trees. They tend to come out at night. They're usually reclusive."

For anyone else who might come across a bobcat or a cougar, there are few differences to remember: cougars are bigger than a bobcat, and cougars don't have spots on them.

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A Wilmington Island resident woke up to a scary site on Thursday morning.

He woke up to what he thought was a cougar that had escaped from the wild life center. When the man called the center to report it, it turns out what he saw wasn't a cougar, but a bobcat.

The center said it didn't come from their facility, and that people mistake bobcats for cougars a lot.

"Bobcats are very common in this area," said Lesley Mailler of the Wild Life Center. "We've had three removed from this property that were wild, living on this property. It's not uncommon for them the be around this area. We don't seem then very often because they're in trees. They tend to come out at night. They're usually reclusive."

For anyone else who might come across a bobcat or a cougar, there are few differences to remember: cougars are bigger than a bobcat, and cougars don't have spots on them.

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