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Bobcat seen sitting on pole along Alligator Alley in Florida

Posted: 10:51 AM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-09 13:30:33-04
Big cat seen sitting on pole along Florida interstate

UPDATE:
Crews used a bucket truck to approach the bobcat atop the pole and coerced it to climb down and run off to safety. (Video)

EARLIER STORY:
COLLIER COUNTY, Florida — It's not that uncommon for bobcats to be spotted in rural Collier County, Florida. However it is very rare to see one sitting atop a wooden pole along the interstate.

FDOT traffic cameras spotted the animal sitting on the top of a pole near mile marker 78 along Alligator Alley on Thursday morning.

VIDEO FROM EARLIER:

Panther sitting atop wooden pole on Alligator Alley