- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Have you seen a bobcat in Rhode Island?

If so, researchers at the University of Rhode Island want to hear from you.

Research associate Amy Mayer wants the information for ongoing studies of the habitat usage, distribution and population of the state’s only wild cat.

Mayer says bobcat numbers appear to be on the rise, based on reported sightings and animals struck and killed by vehicles in the last decade. But no formal research had been conducted on the cats until Mayer and state wildlife biologist Charles Brown began studying them in 2015.

They have captured and tracked three since then, but reports of recent and regular sightings of bobcats in particular locations will help them identify the best sites to set up traps.

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