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Jekyll Island has new celebrity family

4 bobcats are first naturally occurring on Georgia island

Provided by Jekyll Island Authority
Provided by Jekyll Island Authority

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – And now here's something we hope you'll really like.

A family of wildcats has settled on the purr-fect home: Georgia's Jekyll Island.

The parents, Boris and Natasha, have been living on the island for a few years, according to Jekyll Island Authority spokeswoman Jessica Scott.

IMAGES: Bobcat family on Jekyll Island

She said they were first spotted in September 2014 and after a torrid courtship finally settled down as a couple last year and had twins.

Rocky and Bullwinkle were born last spring and are now about 10 months old.

Scott said the birth of the kittens shows Boris and Natasha have established a permanent home on Jekyll Island.

They're living the celebrity good life and have been caught on camera several times around the island. (You know how relentless those paparazzi can be.)

Scott said they are the first naturally occurring bobcats reported on any Georgia barrier island. Cumberland Island has bobcats but that they were reintroduced by humans, she said.

It's likely the family has snacked on a few rabbits on the island, but we're not sure if they've ever pulled one out of a hat.


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