BOBCAT! - Chasing a Rabbit in our yard!!

BOBCAT! - Chasing a Rabbit in our yard!!

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BOBCAT! - Chasing a Rabbit in our yard!!
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:25 PM
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We just had an amazing experience!

First a rabbit came thru our yard and hid out in some bushes. Shortly afterward I saw what I thought was the rabbit again. I went out to get a closer look and found it was a BOBCAT !

The Bobcat was paying no mind to be being with 20 feet, it was focused on that bunny in the bushes! I crept back to the house to grab my phone (camera) and then it started to rain hard. I got back to the Bobcat and got one photo of it sitting quiet, then the bunny darted out - THE CHASE WAS ON! I tried to get pictures but the pouring rain and the speed if these two prevented me from doing very well.

The rabbit got away and the Bobcat returned to brush and the wilds behind our home.

Photo 1) Bobcat stationary - looking at rabbit in the brush to my right

Photo 2) The rabbit jumped from the brush and ran to my right, the bobcat (back end - it was quick) lunging to the right.

Photo 3) Rabbit on the right turning right, Bobcat loosing the race, peels off to the left and towards the back yard fence.

PS - sorry the photos may not be rotated upright - I am still figuring this out this forum ....

I am absolutely positive it was NOT a house-cat.

Afterward, the rabbit raced by me again and exited out to the left of our yard. The bobcat followed along on the far side of the fence.

All this in the pouring rain!! LOL

What a great experience!!

(PS - don’t let your pets out alone!)
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:29 PM
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Wow! Nice shots, especially given the circumstances.

That is indeed a bobcat.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:42 PM
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The bear last spring that set off our camera walking along the back of our house was a little uncomfortable. Even the night vision picture let you know it was pretty good size.

Good picture in the rain of the bobcat.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:06 PM
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A bobcat got two housecats here in Lynnhaven/Ashland about five years ago. Even though I have had conflicting accounts of which houses this happened at back then.


The bobcat pulled these cats out of the lanais by ripping open the screens.

I have tried to check this story with some of the other dog/cat owners here in Lynnhaven/Ashland.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:54 PM
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Amazing! And exciting!
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:55 PM
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One year when I lived in Rochester, NY I went deer hunting in Maine using a guide who was also working with two guys from NYC who were inexperienced hunters and comically funny. One guy tried to pick up a skunk with smelly results. The other, at night, tried to pet a bobcat, thinking it a house cat, with disastrous results as he was seriously clawed but fortunately not bitten.
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A bobcat got two housecats here in Lynnhaven/Ashland about five years ago. Even though I have had conflicting accounts of which houses this happened at back then.


The bobcat pulled these cats out of the lanais by ripping open the screens.

I have tried to check this story with some of the other dog/cat owners here in Lynnhaven/Ashland.
That story has become an urban legend. No facts or subsequent like events.

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:10 PM
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Cool pictures, apparently bobcats like to hang out in back yards abutting preserves. Here is a picture of two bobcats sitting on the fence outside of our birdcage which also abuts a preserve.
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That story has become an urban legend. No facts or subsequent like events.

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A few months ago, I talked to the woman who was close friends of the lady whose Manx cat was taken back then by the bobcat. It was about a 15 year old cat. Very slow. The woman in question had a number of younger Manx cats that got away from the bobcat.

I will ask her to look at this thread. I know the address of house she pointed out where the cat lived but will not post that online.

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