Male Bobcat Seen this Morning

After hearing several reports and seeing photographic evidence that the adult male bobcat was around, we finally found him this morning!  It was a somewhat surreal encounter.  I was searching for the Virginia Rail along the edge of the lake at sunrise where there was very little cover along the shoreline.  All of a sudden all the ducks and coots flushed from the shoreline and we joked that the bobcat might be nearby.  We focused our search on the far shore on the opposite side of the peninsula.  Little did we know that he was hidden less than ten feet away from us the whole time!  When we turned back around we were startled to see the bobcat walking slowly a few feet away.  Once he realized we had seen him, he ran away.  We were able to leapfrog him and watch him reappear on the other side of the reeds and brush.  It was a very cool encounter and is amazing how well they can remain hidden.

“Adult Male Bobcat”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA


2 Responses to Male Bobcat Seen this Morning

  1. Carol says:

    I am a birder, and I came for a visit after seeing your blog on the WordPress page. It was such a treat to view your pictures. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to document God’s creation in such a skillful way. Thank you.

  2. wildphotography says:

    Thanks Carol!

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