A Facebook post showing what appears to be a bobcat walking in the yard of a home in Standish has been shared more than 4,500 times on Facebook.

Angie Turner posted the image Tuesday morning with a warning for people to keep an eye on their children and animals. By 2:30 p.m. the post had more than 340 comments from people surprised to see the big cat.

The cat was photographed on Pond Road, which is off Whites Bridge Road.

According to a comment on the post, the photo was taken by Mary Jenkins. “I grabbed my iPhone and was so excited I didn’t think I would get a picture! He was just looking in the window!” Jenkins wrote.

According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website, adult male bobcats weigh between 20 and 30 pounds and average 3 feet in length. They can be various shades between buff and brown and may have spots or stripes on parts of their bodies.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.