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Old 07-13-08, 10:32 PM   #1
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Just spotted in my backyard

A young bobcat, chasing a frog:

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You sure that's not just a big housecat. That's really awesome.
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Amazing! What a beautiful creature!
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How big was he?
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"BOB" shows up around my house once and awhile...he/she just sits out in the field enjoying the sun but you've got a much better picture than I do
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You sure that's not just a big housecat. That's really awesome.
It's definitely a bobcat. Most of the other photos didn't come out very well (it was getting dark, and the cat wouldn't sit still ) but it had a short tail with black tip and white spot at the very end, and black spots with white "eyes" on its ears. All typical bobcat markings.

Kasia saw a larger adult bobcat in the yard several months ago, but this was the first time I've seen one.

I was in the garage tinkering with the bikes, when she burst in and said (in kind of a screaming whisper) "there's a big, wild cat in our backyard!" I scrambled around, grabbed the camera, and took about 50 photos, most of which are too blurry to keep.

It was really cute to watch. It chased the frog around the yard for about 5 minutes before eating it. It then silently disappeared into the bushes.

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How big was he?
I don't really know -- bigger than a normal house cat, for sure. At one point it arched its back and stretched (the way all cats do) and you could tell it was a lot of cat, long and lean.
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If you get more pics, be sure to post them okay? This is really cool!
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Very, very cool!
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This photo is blurry (1 second exposure) and grainy (ISO maxed out) but you can see the tail and ear markings, and get some sense of its proportions.



That ain't no house cat
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We saw a bobcat while kayaking down the river. It was just walking along the bank. I was grateful to not be up there at the moment.
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Woah! Cool!
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It's definitely a bobcat. Most of the other photos didn't come out very well (it was getting dark, and the cat wouldn't sit still ) but it had a short tail with black tip and white spot at the very end, and black spots with white "eyes" on its ears. All typical bobcat markings.

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I was in the garage tinkering with the bikes, when she burst in and said (in kind of a screaming whisper) "there's a big, wild cat in our backyard!" I scrambled around, grabbed the camera, and took about 50 photos, most of which are too blurry to keep.

It was really cute to watch. It chased the frog around the yard for about 5 minutes before eating it. It then silently disappeared into the bushes.

Too cool.

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Unless you happened to be the frog
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it's so sad to see wild creatures lose their fear of humans. This will certainly lead to their extinction.
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it's so sad to see wild creatures lose their fear of humans. This will certainly lead to their extinction.
So true I had a stray cat give birth in a small heated house I built for her just this past winter, I noticed that the 5 little kittys she gave birth to stopped running away when I came out to feed them, so I started to jump out and scare the crap out of them last week! when they run and hide I quickly set the food bowls down and run inside! Sounds cruel but Im sure it will help them survive all the "bad" humans that will try to do them harm in the future I dont want to take them to a shelter as this is kitty season and they will most def be put to sleep I feel they have a better chance with some nut jumping out and scaring the poop out of them!
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Old 07-15-08, 09:38 AM   #15
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very cool! glad it was your yard and not mine, though. I'd probably be a little freaked out by it.
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I see bears every day. Half of them are dead though.

We're supposed to get bobcats and the like down here, but i've even yet to see an Alligator (Central FL). The only exotic wildlife (between Tourists and those weird long legged birds) i've seen have been armadillos.

Not kidding about the bear's either...in fact, its more commonly known as a Raccoon - the smallest member of the Bear Family!
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Hey Keith, you two make sure to watch out for cougars near your place! About a month ago I had one run in front of me on the road, just before I got to your street.
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I see bobcats and armadillos regularly on my daily ride. When I'm coming up on them they just kind of stroll off the path and stare at me.
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very cool! glad it was your yard and not mine, though. I'd probably be a little freaked out by it.
Nah, its funny what a person can do when the time comes Im constantly amazing myself with the differant situations Ive handled that I originally thought I couldnt!
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You should've ran up and petted it!
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I see bobcats and armadillos regularly on my daily ride. When I'm coming up on them they just kind of stroll off the path and stare at me.
I was amazed when I saw a racoon (even after I saw it for the third time) in the middle of the Kensington section of Philly! If you know Philly you know that a racoon shouldnt be anywhere near Kensington! unless its buying crack!
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Definitely prettier than usual Floridian Alligator backyard surprise. Harder to run away from too.
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You never know where something like that will pop up. Do you live near all that protected acreage (Paradise Creek)?

I have land in SnoCo where I set up a Moultrie IR60 digital game camera I bought from Cabelas for $299. It's pretty interesting seeing the things that go bump in the night. I even was curious to see what was eating the moles I killed with my illegal ( thanks to yer soccer mom neighbors) mole traps. I left a mole about six feet in front of the camera, and caught a couple minutes of video of a turkey vulture eating it.

If you're interested, you can access cougar sighting reports via WA Department of Fish and Wildlife's website. Woodinville has had it's fair share.
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