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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Feline Visitor

Yesterday evening, a gift walked into our clearing. I get to see bobcats a lot on my trail cameras but there's something so special about seeing them in person!

He was sitting next to a downed tree that many rabbits and rodents seem to call home.

I think he saw movement at the window as I was photographing because he kept looking over his shoulder. These photos are through the window - sorry about the little bit of distortion.

It was amazing how fast the area cleared out of all small animals. Our birdfeeder had been mobbed with hungry feathered friends, and it sat empty when this guy showed up!

There's an ongoing conversation in our area about whether people are seeing bobcats or lynx. This photo tells the truth. Look at the white under his tail tip. A lynx has a tail that is black all the way around the tip. This is a bobcat. I don't believe that lynx come down to our elevation.
And, just like that, he was gone. I absolutely adore living someplace where a bobcat can appear outside our window at any time!

24 comments:

  1. This is like a dream, and I cannot imagine how excited you would be to have one come so close. Beautiful animals, maybe my favourites of all the ones you have up North.

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  2. Such beautiful photos! Awesome Bobcat! Thank you for sharing!
    Love from the other mountain, Kathy and Enzo

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  3. So glad you were able to capture him out the window. He is beautiful!

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  4. I love bobcats! That's so cool that they visit you! :D

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  5. That is a very special gift indeed :)

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  6. That was a gift and a privilege! Thanks for the info of telling the lynx from a bobcat. We learn lots from you.

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  7. Wow, that would be exciting!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Wow he is gorgeous.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  9. I love your photos KB and are thankful you share them with us. Hope you had a good day today.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  10. ... and I am gifted with a friend who knows what a gift this really was. You are appreciated, KB! I've missed you. Hope all is well or at least coasting steadily & straight.

    Love~ Andrea
    XOXOXO

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  11. Those were great shots even if you were shooting through a window.

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  12. OMD!!! So beautifuls!!! Oh man, those photos are so pawsome! hey kitteh, kitteh, kitteh....what?? Oh, you means it's not a house-kitteh like Diva Madi?? BOL!!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  13. How amazing! He/she is beautiful!

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  14. Amazing photos!!! He was so beautiful!
    love
    tweedles

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  15. Love the cats!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  16. I love the title of your post... it was a surprise because we eggs-pected another kind of feline visitor... good one and a beautiful animal :o)

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  17. That's fantastic! Lynx also have those tufts on their ears, and are bigger.

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  18. So pretty!! You have some of the coolest sightings!!

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  19. he is gorgeous and I love that big beautiful head..

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  20. Wow! You must have a really clean window! ;)

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