This is my second bobcat sighting. This animal was in the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. I was a bit surprised that this cat accepted my intrusion. He let me shoot him for about five minutes. As you will see, it got up and changed positions a couple of time and stayed focused on the grass. I would think that it was hunting for mice or pocket gophers.
This is the last frame that I shot. At that time, a group of hikers were chatting and coming down the trail. He started up the trail towards them and slipped into the brush. The hikers did not see it.
I must admit that I’m always a bit apprehensive around these cats. They look mellow enough, but I wouldn’t want to get in a scrape with one.
Be sure to check out Saturday’s Critters this week.