Bobcat – December 29, 2009

Yesterday, we managed to time our last walk perfectly.  The scattered pile of bicycles in the middle of the path could only mean one thing…  a bobcat out in the open.  The young male was hunting in an open field and was heavily backlit.  We gambled that he might head away from the growing mob of people, so we walked to the other side of the field.  By the time we got there he was already there.  Talk about good luck!  He surveyed the field for a moment and proceeded to stalk, presumably, a gopher.  Unfortunately he didn’t catch it, but it was fun to watch him creep low to the ground and prepare to pounce.

“Enjoying the View”  –  Goleta, CA

“The Stalking Begins”

“How Low Can I Go”

“Preparing to Pounce”


One Response to Bobcat – December 29, 2009

  1. Silje Melby says:

    wow! I’m amazed. You’re really lucky to see this too =)

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