Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lil Bobcat!


Late this afternoon our neighbor called, asking if we were missing our cat. Steve had answered the phone, and told him we just had a barn cat, and that he is black, and should be out in the barn. Al told us we should come see what he had in his live trap, teasing that maybe it is our cat! So we went over. He had set a live trap by his garage trying to catch some of the wild racoons that have been making a mess of his yard and garden. Well, he had caught this young bobcat. Not much bigger than a large domestic cat. He was so frightened, and hissing. His tail was just a bob of a tail, and the back of its ears were tipped black. Wish I could have gotten a picture of it without the cage. Al will be letting him go, up the Smokey Hills area, away from our houses and pets.

9 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Very cool! -- He is quite handsome even tho' he's shaking in his boots!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful..but perhaps it is better off in the hills..Chance has been barking alot at night. ..I just thought it was the deer:)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

OH WOW!! We have bob cats that live down our road... Not to comforting all of the time LOL!!

MurphyDog said...

aww...he's pretty. Mom says my uncle (her brudder) had to shoot a bobcat on their property in Vermont earlier in the year. It was killin all their ducks, geese and chickens and no matter what he did it just kept comin back. It was gettin bolder and bolder, doin its huntin in the middle of the day, and my uncle was startin to get worried about the safety of his kids. Its too bad though..he was a purty bobcat.

wags, wiggles & slobbers
Murphydog

Nezzy said...

No wonder Chance was upset. The kitty looks a little out of its element. Hopefully a new home in the hills will be welcomed. A bobcat sat me straight up in be one night this summer when it screamed under our bedroom window. The sound just like a woman's scream when they do that.

Have a super great day!!!

Gail said...

So beautiful. I am pleased that he was released.

LadyFi said...

A bobcat! Amazing.

Pamela said...

beautiful cat. I'd love to have seen it.

COUNTRY MOM said...

What great pics (Even in the cage). That would be neat to see one that close. Glad you were able to release him. Have a great day. Blessings,