Sunday’s Bobcat Encounter

The local bobcat family put on quite a show Sunday evening.  There many people there getting to see them for the first time and a healthy contingent of photographers and birders.  Both of the young were busy hunting while their mother was lounging in the sun, although she disappeared after they invaded her personal space one too many times.  The highlight was watching the young male playing with a rodent he caught.  I was caught completely off guard when he started throwing his prize in the air and jumping after it.  I did manage to get one shot that I’m quite happy with.

“Mouse Toss”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

“Young Male Bobcat”

“Young Female Bobcat”

“Young Male Bobcat”

“Bobcat Kids and Mom”

“Young Male Bobcat”

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2 Responses to Sunday’s Bobcat Encounter

  1. You, sir, have hit the bobcat jackpot. I never would have thought bobcats would let people so close to them, let alone, become used to them being around as these beautiful creatures have of you.

    Am enjoying reading all about your encounters!

  2. wildphotography says:

    Thanks Scott. This fall has been absolutely amazing!

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