A bobcat in the grass

Earlier this year when there was still snow on the ground, my son and I caught sight of a bobcat.  It darted out from stand of trees, crossed a small field and then disappeared into the forest.  A week ago, my daughter and I saw another bobcat in almost the same location.  Maybe the same one but there was no way for me to tell.  This one appeared to be a young adult.  And this time it was hunched down in a small grassy mound.

We watched for a couple of minutes and made sure we left the side closest to the trees unobstructed so the cat could slip away at any  point.  At one moment when Kezia and I walked to a different spot, it did just that seeming to evaporate, leaving no indication of ever having been there.  It was wonderful to share this encounter with my daughter.  And it had been a couple of years since I had last photographed a bobcat so that was fun too.

18 responses

  1. mycountryepoque

    I love the picture of beautiful bobcat! Does she bite?

    June 5, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    • Thanks – I don’t know if she bites. I’d never get so close that she would feel threatened enough to bite. Unlike a cougar, who they share the forests here with, they are pretty small but I still wouldn’t like to be bitten!

      June 6, 2017 at 6:54 am

      • mycountryepoque

        I am sure they love sharing their habitat with the cougar hahaha. but be careful, some of them may be dangerous. It was nice to read from you!

        June 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

  2. Love these pictures. I wonder if it is the same one you keep seeing every time?

    May 21, 2017 at 3:46 am

    • I think it is but that’s intuition not yet fact.

      May 23, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      • I wonder if markings on bobcats are unique to each individual? If so you could use your amazing pictures to work out if you’re seeing the same bobcat or multiple ones

        May 24, 2017 at 3:36 am

  3. This is lovely!

    May 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

  4. Marvellous sightings – nice to know that they out there.

    May 17, 2017 at 1:06 am

  5. Loved seeing that creature up close–thank you!

    May 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm

  6. Wow! Awesome!

    May 16, 2017 at 9:13 am

  7. Beautiful!

    May 16, 2017 at 1:12 am

  8. Beautiful photos! Bobcats and Canada Lynx sure look a lot alike at first glance! I have a few photos of Bobcats in Arizona – no question what they are, as the Lynx doesn’t live that far south.

    May 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm

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    May 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

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    May 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm

  11. Cool captures

    May 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm

  12. HELEN HEINRICHS

    How well it blends in with the surroundings.

    May 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

  13. Oh lucky you, great captures!

    May 15, 2017 at 6:46 am

  14. Nice work, Chris.

    May 15, 2017 at 6:42 am

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