I've had a lot of eyes on me recently - first a bobcat from last night who visited one of my motion-activated wildlife cameras posted in our forest. More about that later in the post.
I've written in the past about my vision of the bobcat as an example of a feisty, defiant, and resilient animal. When I had spine surgery back in January, I wanted to use the bobcat as my guide for approaching the whole process with panache.
So, I felt a surge of energy when I saw that a bobcat had visited two of my motion-activated wildlife cameras in the woods near my house last night. First, at about 8:30 PM, he stared quizzically at a camera posted in an anonymous spot in the midst of the forest. Notice his huge eyes - that's a hallmark of a nocturnal animal.
About nine hours later, before dawn this morning, the wildlife camera on my property caught a bobcat walking past. Was this the same bobcat who had visited my camera a mile away nine hours earlier? Perhaps he tracked me from one camera to the other. In any case, the bobcat behind my house looked very well fed - his belly hung low, full from a good meal. His paws looked dirty, like he'd walked a long way during his night of hunting.
Here's to the Power of the Paw, even a bobcat's paw!