Bobcat Jumping Sequence

The young female bobcat put on quite a show on Saturday at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta.  She caught and killed a small rodent just before we first spotted her.  This cat must be a firm believer that “practice makes perfect” because she spent the next ten to fifteen minutes batting around and pouncing on her prize.  This may seem like play to us but it is important that she practice and improve her hunting skills and reflexes.

“Bobcat Leap”  –  Click on the above image to view it larger.

Close-up of panel two.

“Safe Landing”

“Leaping Away”


2 Responses to Bobcat Jumping Sequence

  1. Kristin Otte says:

    Barry, Thanks for these beautiful photos. I have walked at Los Carneros in the morning for about 13 years. Recently I have seen the bobcats and even the blur of a cat chasing a rabbit into the bush. They are gorgeous creatures; we are so lucky to have them nearby. I hope they fare well with so many humans aware of them and their habitat shrinking.

  2. wildphotography says:

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment Kristin. I completely agree!

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