The first time I saw a bobcat in my yard, it had been captured in a photo by a man, who resurfaced the floors. A pair of juveniles frequently used our deck as a shortcut to the backyard.
Since then, I’ve spotted a behemoth mountain lion but have rarely seen bobcats during the day. My Arlo security camera, used as a critter cam, recorded this amazing bobcat a couple of years ago.
According to experts, they are more active at dawn and dusk. It’s not unusual for them to be on the move during daylight hours. Most of my recordings take place at night.
When mom came for a visit, my family gathered for an early dinner. I took a few pictures. Luckily my camera sat at my elbow.
— BECAUSE something moved outside the window.
Bolting from the table, I snapped away. We stayed indoors since most animals are skittish. It had no idea that we lurked while recording through the window.
The wildcat sauntered from the dry creek bed to the pond. The average bobcat has one-inch nails and teeth. Most weigh between twenty and thirty pounds, but this cat was humongous!
The critter cam caught it close up and personal at the end of the recording.
Mom made the perfect comment — Click on the short video!
This occurred a day after the bobcat attack that trended on Twitter. It appears as if the bobcat was spooked and raced across the street to hide under the car. It might have felt cornered. The bobcat had rabies and was put down.
If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth a look! FYI – The man drops an f-bomb.
An attack like this is rare. That said, now I have a healthy respect for these animals and will be on the lookout during den season — April until the end of May. Yikes!
In the last month or so, I’ve spotted another bobcat of equal size that has a tail that curves upward. I presume it’s the male with the jaunty wag.
I LOVE the wildlife in my backyard — as long as the female doesn’t drop a litter near my house. I don’t want to surprise a queen and her cub under my car. LOL!
Here’s a website with bobcat facts.
Bobcats are common throughout the US. Have you ever seen one?