Monday, December 28, 2009

Bobcat on Christmas Eve

Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
It was on the far corner of the property, contrasting so nicely against the white snow, sniffing an evergreen tree. For an instant, the flicker of white under it's tail made me think I was seeing a deer. No, couldn't be. Wrong body shape and size. Was it a coyote? No. It was heavier than the coyotes I've seen recently, and again, the wrong body shape.
It was a large bobcat. It was out for a relaxing walk, smelling trees and bushes on the way, enjoying the sunset of Christmas Eve. It walked closer and closer, coming about 15 feet from the patio. I thought it would see our mad scramble for binoculars and cameras. If it did, it certainly wasn't fearful.

It was so cool to watch this big guy for a few minutes. We're all still talking about how huge it was compared to others we have seen through the years.


Anonymous said...

That is too cool! All we have here in the desert are dangerous arachnids.

MsAnomaly said...

Wow! Beautiful cat and the scenery in the background (valley) is gorgeous! Great photos of such an unexpected visitor! :)

2 Raven Chicks said...

What an amazing sight! I think bobcats are so beautiful (from a distance of course). Great photo!

CiaoHound said...

That is so amazing!

Anonymous said...

VERY cool! & what did the pups think? or did they not see them?

My girls will miss a deer but go nuts because a flying bag blew by.. silly goldens.