A bobcat was allegedly spotted near a local high school Tuesday morning, according to school faculty.
The principal of Westview High School – which is located at 13500 Camino Del Sur – said someone reported seeing the large feline near the campus at around 10 a.m. The school has advised faculty to be on the lookout in case the bobcat appears again, the principal said.
As of 10:30 a.m., the San Diego Police Department said no officers were responding to the school. However, aerial footage minutes later showed at least one police vehicle parked in near the campus.
If a bobcat was, in fact, lurking near the high school, this marks the third reported sighting of a big, wild cat in San Diego County in the last two months.
On Dec. 26, a teacher at Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley said he came face-to-face with a bobcat while walking around campus. In that instance, the teacher – who was stopping by his classroom to check on student projects over the winter break – snapped photos of his wild encounter.
On Christmas Eve, a woman running errands in Lemon Grove reportedly spotted a mountain lion near some bushes in a vacant parking lot of a Food 4 Less grocery store on Broadway. The woman was able to snap a photograph showing what may have been the animal.
On Nov. 7, a bobcat was spotted at Mast Park in Santee. A photographer documented the sighting with this series of images.