NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (WKRN) — While bobcats are not completely uncommon in Middle Tennessee, a News 2 viewer was surprised when she spotted one in a Forest Hills backyard near Percy Warner Park Monday afternoon.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the white dots on the back of the animal’s ears and tail are clear identifiers of a bobcat.

Mating season for bobcats usually peaks in March, the agency added.