Thursday, November 11, 2010

Greeting the Bobcat

Alice Cat was tracking something in the junipers this morning. As I watched her creep up carefully to the juniper bushes, out jumped a bobcat!! It didn't jump out in attack mode, but seemed to be just as curious as Alice was. Alice quickly trotted off to the side of the house. The bobcat followed for a bit then they both quickly disappeared.

At first I thought it was a baby mountain lion, but a little research seems to indicate that it's a full grown bobcat. It was about twice the size of Alice and looked just like the one in this photo:



We don't see wildcats very often, just 3 in the last 10 years.

Not to worry, Alice was back in time for breakfast and all the chickens are still accounted for!

It's always interesting here at Wild Kingdom!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Did Cutie Pie see it? Too bad you didnt have your camera! I'm sure they'll be more encounters!

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  2. What a handsome Bobcat, and lovely photo too! We have Bobcats that wander through the property here on occasion, and I love seeing them (the chickens and turkeys aren't so fond of them though). Glad your Bob didn't grab any chicken to go!

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  3. @Ara, yes, Cutie saw it, but she did NOT get to go out an say "hello"!
    @CVFarm, My hens are well protected. We have too many carnivores lurking around! I can't take credit for the photo. I wasn't quick enough with the camera (too busy grabbing the bb gun!). The link above the photo will take you to the original photographer for proper credit. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. you're really lucky that Alice survived that encounter.

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