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Friday, October 11, 2019

Feline Friday - The bobcat family encounters a moose

The bobcat family - mom, one big kitten, and one little kitten - arrived at a dried up water hole where we've seen them before.

Mom went directly to exactly the same patch of grass where she went last time. Last time, I thought (probably wrongly) that she was licking water from the grass. This time, it was clear that you all were right that she was eating the grass. It must be tasty!
Also, the general behavior of the two kittens is shown here. The big one is independent while the smaller one stays very close to mom.

Suddenly, mom was alert to something beyond our view. The bigger kitten seemed to have heard it earlier than she did, and he had sprinted away.

It turned out to be something MUCH bigger than them - a moose! The bobcats acted very scared and disappeared in a hurry.

Check out the video of the bobcat family if you have time!


  1. Hari OM
    Brilliant! Love how the little one seems so oblivious &*> Came good at the right moment though. Well done mum. YAM xx

  2. That mom and her kittens were smart to run when they did. That is one BIG moose!

  3. they are so adorable, I love the markings on their faces, but love even more the markings on the back of their ears. they sure could move quickly when that big moose came around... I would be running also

  4. Now these are the big felines. Beautiful. Didn't want anything do do with that moose though.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  5. Holy cow - he looks so huge compared to them!! Smart kitties high-tailing it out of there!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  6. Wow, that is one huge moose! Incredible video. I can only imagine how frightening it must be to the small cats.

  7. If I saw all the wonderful wildlife you saw I'd be so in awe I'd forget to snap
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Oh yea, I'd scram if that thing came where I live too!

  9. Wow, this is the most amazing video,and they can hear a noise so far away. No wonder they leapt off in such a hurry, and I thought I heard the moose give a tiny grunt. Again, thank you heaps for sharing your wild life with us.

  10. The grass must be tasty to come back to the same spot. So interesting to see the reaction of the cats to the moose.

  11. Whoa! That was so cool! I love your wildlife posts so much. It's so cool seeing all the animals we share this world with.

  12. I am loving your bobcat family posts. Their behavior is so similar to a house cat's. Thanks for sharing.

  13. What an interesting encounter to have captured. I'm curious to know what bird (or other creature) is making so much noise in the background.


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