Monday, January 18, 2016

Florida Bobcat: Lynx rufus

 I did a post of Florida's Bobcats (Lynx rufus) some time back, but it just disappeared from the blog.  I am reposting these photos as I love watching these cats.  We live in a large subdivision bordered by an even larger preserve, so these bobcats thrive.....on rabbits, squirrels, and, I suppose the occasional loose poodle or housecat.


 They are crepuscular (more active around dawn and dusk), so hard to get good photos. 

 But, having no enemies other than cars and the very rare male panther passing through the preserve....they often ignore humans.

 Graceful and innocent looking....they can put on an amazing burst of speed when hunting.

Easy to see out in the open....they become almost invisible in the tall grass.
Just part of our wonderful wild side of SW Florida.

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