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Bobcat spotted in Concord

Concord police are urging local residents to be on the look out for a bobcat spotted in town on Thursday afternoon.

The black bobcat was seen cutting through a yard on Westford Road, police said in a statement.

Bobcats are medium-sized felines can grow to about twice the size of a domestic house cat, according to Mass.Gov. They usually hunt rabbits and hares but also eat mice, squirrels, skunks, opossums, muskrats, birds, and snakes.

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They are the only wild cat in Massachusetts, according to Mass.Gov.

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They are known to avoid industrialized areas, and rarely have conflicts with humans.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com