We saw our first bobcat lat night! I was on my way to water a friend’s plants when we noticed a large cat walking through one of the yards. It didn’t take long to tell that it was a bobcat! It looked at us and kept on walking, and really didn’t care that we were there. Eventually he walked into the bushes and disappeared from view.
Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are found throughout North America, and eat primarily rabbits and hares, as well as pest rodents like packrats and ground squirrels. They will, however, eat chickens and small pets, so a lot of people worry about having them around. The easiest solution is to make sure that all animals are securely inside (or in a coop/barn) before nightfall.
On our way home, we found him lying on the ground near the path, and were surprised to find that we could walk right up to it to take pictures. We were only ten feet away when I took these photos!
~The Homesteading Hippy