The story started with a mountain lion at the usual lion drinking spot. It is eerie how similar this photo is to the images from some earlier lion visits to this spot. I suspect that this particular lion has been here before.
After drinking her fill, this lion walked onward to a spot where male lions have scraped the ground a zillion times to mark their territory. She was very interested in the scents. After sniffing the ground carefully, she raised her head high to sniff the air. She didn't mark - which is why I think that this lion is a "she".
Just a few days later, a bobcat approached the marking area from the other direction. He sniffed and lay down in one of the mountain lion "scrapes".
The scent seemed very alarming to him. He crawled with his belly almost on the ground to exit the area very fast.
For contrast, here is a very relaxed bobcat visiting a stock tank for a drink. I actually never expected to get video of a bobcat visiting this water source!
Here's a short video of these feline stars!
Those big kitties are such fun to see!ReplyDelete
that bobcat has the right idea, keep a low profile and keep on moving... I noticed the bobcat tale is very short, the mountain lions have long tales. makes me wonder why... beautiful cats, all of them... they look happy and healthy and for that I am gladReplyDelete
It's so much fun watching these cats go about their daily routines.ReplyDelete
Nice balancing act on the edge of the stock tank by that bobcat:) We are so happy when you have videos of the wildlife there - so interesting to watch and see your commentary.ReplyDelete
So like our ginger cat, when not sure he will get right down low, And a handy tank for a drink, fantastic videos.ReplyDelete
I always love seeing the big cats in action around your home.ReplyDelete
Definitely a difference In demeanour.ReplyDelete
These kitties are much more interesting than the domestic kind.ReplyDelete
It's fascinating to watch. I guess those smaller cats (I was going to say "little cats" but bobcats aren't that little - lol) don't want to mess with the bigger ones!ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
I loved the videos - It does make you wonder why the first Bobcat was spooked by the scent. Or maybe it was something else it sensed? Either way, it's a good reminder to listen to those instincts! :-)ReplyDelete
PS: I've missed visiting your blog!
OMC! Those are great videos! Ma says I drink louder than that Mountain Lion! BOL! That Bobcat was certainly antsy abouts somethings.ReplyDelete
These were the purrfect videos before meeting a friend for coffee at the local feline cafe!ReplyDelete
Love seeing the cat on the stock tank. Incredible!ReplyDelete