Bobcats

The local media outlets and social media are discussing bobcats being witnessed in the area.  A large feral cat or even a plump house cat can be mistaken for a bobcat.  It's important you can be certain on the type of animal you are seeing (including coyotes) as it causes alarm among residents.  Below is a good page describing the features of a bobcat.

https://www.nbrr.org/identify.html