Bobcats!

Recently I saw a news story about bobcat sightings in Chelmsford.

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO141060/

In its early days, Dedham offered a bounty for bobcats (as well as for wolves and rattlesnakes!). In 1957, Joseph Demling of Macomber Terrace not only spotted a bobcat out by 135 near the Needham line, but killed it and brought it to town hall to collect his bounty! After researching the ancient laws covering such situations, the astonished town treasurer Andrew Galvin, Jr. paid Demling a $10.00 bounty. Thankfully, the law also required that Dedham be reimbursed for the bounty by Norfolk County.


Transcript– November 8, 1957

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: History/Mystery

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: