bobcat

Quite some time ago, I had the only-ever guest post on the blog. It was my son Daniel writing about the foxes we’d seen on our motion-activated camera out in the yard. He monitored it for a while, but eventually mostly lost interest, & it fell to me. Usually we have foxes, coyotes, lots of rabbits, deer. Possums, skunks, raccoons. Last night the coyotes were howling away about 9pm, so I expected to get them when I checked this morning. one did trip the camera around then, but at 1am we had a new visit, a bobcat.

Ever changing around here.

9 thoughts on “bobcat

  1. Where did you go to look into motion activated cameras? My boys are at an age where they’re fascinated. We have deer, fox, coyotes, apparently, and a lot more, I’m sure…

    • Any store that sells hunting supplies probably has trail-cams. We use a model of Little Acorn https://www.ltlacorn.com/ to monitor predation of wrybill nests. Pretty impressive functionality, let down a little by light weight plastic at critical places, and not water sealed at the base, they don’t like floods!

  2. Our house backs up to a big gully and we have a 4′ high wall between the level part of the back garden and the near vertical part with the top level with the pool and yard. We feed the birdies near the wall in the winter. I think it is a plus for the birds but it is also easy hunting for the Hawks and one female Bobcat who will on occasion appear out of nowhere on top of the wall with a bird in her mouth. As the flock of birds disappear she will look over her shoulder as if to say “what are you going to do about it” and slowly walk away. BTW, I know she’s female because she has showed up with kittens in tow.

    ken

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