07/02/2014 12:26 EDT | Updated 07/02/2014 12:59 EDT

Bobcat Bites Dog In Calgary

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The recent arrival of a family in a Calgary neighbourhood has surrounding homeowners worried, especially since the newcomers have claws, fangs and attitude.

Two adult bobcats and their three kittens have made a home under the steps of a vacant house in the southwest Oakridge neighbourhood.

No one seemed to know about them until a neighbour's dog was attacked on the weekend, but managed to escape serious injury.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is trying to contact the owner of the property, but area resident Sherri Nadeau says they're unsure about disturbing the bobcats in case their young are harmed.

Nadeau also says until something is done, she's worried about neighbourhood children and is keeping a close watch on her own dog.

Wildlife officials have not yet commented on the cats.

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