Someone nearby posted an image of a bobcat on our local FB page, from their trailcam. JB spotted one years ago, as we were watching out the back for some reason. It is illusive, and knows to stay away from humans, and staying out of sight during the day. Bobcat attacks are virtually unknown.
It's been seen twice around the lake, hunting rabbits, hares, and rodents. They are said to be crepuscular, more active dusk and dawn. There was some confusion, between it being a lynx or bobcat, but in a fuzzy photo, you could see the bobbed tail! They are an apex predator. This is an image from Wiki! They are elusive.
CC BY-SA 2.0, Wiki Link
Someone else has posted photos of about 2 dozen evening grosbeaks at their feeder. It is a busy ecosystem around here, despite rain, snow, wind, and graupel! (File photo!) We've another couple of days of rain.
These images are from Thursday. I used the monopod, and does it ever make a difference. Can you see the buck in the middle of the photo, on the hill? He chased a doe back there. The poor old white pine trees are a stark reminder of chores left to do.
They were spooked when I went out on the back deck.
2 big bucks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
One is Richard Deer, the other needs a handsome name, as well.The fawn with the wrecked leg is doing well, all things considered.
fawn ankle from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Thanks to Eileen for hosting! Saturday's Critters # 472
I would like to see a Bobcat in the wild, I had a quick look at one in Florida years ago. I love the Evening Grosbeaks and the deer. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I wish you and yours all the best in 2023, a happy and healthy New Year! PS, thank you for all your comments and links this past year.
Your deer photos are beautiful. Did you take the picture of the elusive bobcat? I couldn’t be sure what you said.
Have a great year in 2023.
best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Lots of critters to keep you occupied!
I do so love your menagerie! Hmmm, name for second buck? Michael Rackson? Rackson Pollok? The Rack... All the best for Hogmanay and may you rise tomorrow fresh and ready for 2023!!! YAM xx
Bobcats sound exciting...though deer are certainly nice to have around...as well as wonderful birds!
I love how your red squirrels tunnel through the snow.
I had learned lynx vs bobcat once before but needed a refresher. The bobcat is technically a lynx (red lynx), but a Canadian Lynx is not a bobcat. The bobcat is more southerly or at east the lynx is more northerly. So maybe this cat was just about at the northern limit of its range? (This was mostly for my clarification and not to lecture you. 😇)
You have a whole different world when you step outside or peer out the window! Thanks for letting us into it this year. Happy New Year!
Lots and lots of critters. Thank you.
That owl is an amazing sighting! WOW! And I love the Bobcat. Nice to see all the sweet birds at your feeders too! Happy New year!
So many critters around your place. Wish we had evening grosbeaks, they are not too far away but never seem to make it here.
I do so enjoy your wildlife photography :) A bobcat, wow!
Jenn - as I have said many times before, I love your critter posts. Always something amazing to see! I am jealous that you have evening grosbeaks at your feeders. Wishing you joy, peace and hope in 2023!
You have impressive wildlife around you Jenn. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos and videos, and all about your life up there. It's always interesting visiting you. Wishing you and JB and the rest of the family a Very Happy New Year!
So many deer and other critters! And so much snow!
They all know where your buffet is located! Linda in Kansas
In all my years of wildlife watching I have never seen a lynx or a bobcat, so I am positively green with envy!
your Bobcats are so much larger and their fur is longer than our scrawny ones when we lived in Florida. Still have not seen one here in Connecticut, though some neighbors have photographed them. No snow on the ground now and the grass is still green.
It is a Wiki photo, the Bobcat!
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