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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The bobcat kittens are so cute!

Our mother bobcat and one kitten appeared in front of a trail cam. They were thirsty, and most water sources are dry now. This is a good and clean one.

Soon thereafter, the smaller kitten caught up and took a drink close to mom. At the same time, the bigger kitten decided to depart in style!

The bigger kitten came back to pounce on the smaller one but he wasn't interested in playing.
I'm a little worried about the smaller kitten. He has one eye without eye shine, and he's lagging in size and energy well behind his sibling. I hope that he's okay.

The family walked up the trail to a mountain lion marking spot. Mom paused to wait for the little ones while they sniffed a scent mark left by a mountain lion about 6 weeks ago. It's amazing how sensitive their noses are!

Before the family moved onward, the kittens explored some more close to mom. 
I love this little family. Based on past years, I know that the kittens will stay with mom until February or so. They'll shift their movements to areas that get less snow. I hope that we can follow them for that long.

Check out the short video if you have time. The cuteness and playfulness abounds!


  1. omg... that is too cute for words.. I wish them a wonderful life...

  2. they are so precious, even the mom is precious to me... hope that little one is ok. a really big difference in size...

  3. I love kitties, even the big wild ones!

  4. You are right those kittens are just too cute. We hope they do well.

  5. They are so adorable. I do hope the little one survives.

  6. They are so cute and their markings are so beautiful.

  7. Aw, so adorable. I would love to see that in person. Not real close, but see it in person.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to the pups. ♥

  8. They are so cute, and so fun to watch. We hope they all do OK.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  9. Oh my word until I found your wonderful blog I had never really seen many videos of wild kittens at play exactly like our domestic cats. The very same things entice them..twitch of a siblings tail, a falling leaf or some mysterious movement than only cat eyes see.

    Give Hachi an extra treat today. He really had a good report on his Chronicles. He really does have a very high level of concentration on his task at hand. TLC is making him a great pack member.
    Hugs Cecilia

  10. I always have time to watch such cuteness. 😸

  11. That is tons of cute and we really enjoy seeing them!

  12. They are so cute....but a reminder that life in the wild is precarious. Hope the little guy makes it.

  13. I know it's not the same, but you've reminded me that Della was a tiny kitten - the shelter even let her stay with her Mom for a while longer after her larger siblings had graduated into the adoption room. Moxie, from another litter, was only 4 days older but much bigger and stronger. Right from the start, Mox was always very sweet to Della, sharing food and taking care of her. Now Della is bigger than Mox, and is not nearly as nice about sharing food! I wonder if Moxie ever thinks about that...

  14. They are all so cute. Loving see the one looking to play with the others. The video that you shared is just wonderful to see them. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
    World of Animals

  15. Oh, they are just adorables!!!!!! I thought I jumped high as a wee lass, butts I gots nothin' on these two!!! I'll keep my paws crossed for the little one ~ sometimes they turn out to be the toughest of them all!
    Ruby ♥


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