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    Bobcat on tne trail

    I was doing a solo night ride out towards Spurcross, when the trail descended into a wash I came up on a large Bobcat at a fast pace. After I locked up the brakes I was so surprised at what was before me I wasn't sure what I should do. The Bobcats head turned around to look at me and he seemed very unconcerned about my presence, as he slowly strutted of the trail. As I went by he glared at me from about six feet away behind a bush.

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    unless he's rabid, im sure he was scared shitless of you...

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    That's the same reaction I've had from the bobcats I've run into at Hawes.....look of disdain, they hold their ground from a distance, tip of their tail turning over and over which I interpret to be a pissed/playful sign.

    Pic here was taken in my backyard about a month ago:


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    That's F'n crazy, Maad. I didn't know Bobcats were down here in the Desert. It's got the markings of a tiger, long legs and skinny; a desert breed I guess. I saw one in Prescott and it was more even-colored like a cougar, with a puffier coat.

    I saw this on your blog, but as you said...'was a little cryptic'.

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    Maadjurguer, are you sure you didn't get some photos mixed up from the Phoenix zoo? That cat sure doesn't have the markings of a Bobcat, and the wall in the back ground with steel fence on top, must be 10 feet high. Although I have a neighbour who swears that a jaguar used to live in the wash next our house.

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    I just went out and measured from the ground to the top of the 2nd block (where the cat's whithers are at) and it's 15 inches.....the length of each block is 16 inches

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    That's a good looking p*ssy

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    I would freak (in a manly way) if I saw one!!!! That's a COOL backyard photo!!!!.......Drew

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    [QUOTE=Cahava rider]That cat sure doesn't have the markings of a Bobcat, [QUOTE]

    ORLY?

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    ive yet to see on in real life,, just on tv...


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    Had one in my front yard monday night. He had a stray kitten pinned under a prickly pear cactus that was in fear of its life. After a few minutes the bobcat lost interest and walked across the street. I took a pic through the screen, but it did not come out very well.

    I have not seen the kitten since this incident, so who knows what happened.......

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    The markings on the cat in the first Bobcat photo, look more like a Lepard, especially from the middle tords the back, just my two cents, I obviously realize it is not a lepard. The second photo definitely looks more like a traditional Bobcat from what I've seen. I caught one a couple of times sleeping under my truck in the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cahava rider
    The markings on the cat in the first Bobcat photo, look more like a Lepard, especially from the middle tords the back, just my two cents, I obviously realize it is not a lepard.
    im surprised he was able to get that close without startling it,,, perhaps it was a deaf leopard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    im surprised he was able to get that close without startling it,,, perhaps it was a deaf leopard...
    I think you nailed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cahava rider
    I think you nailed it!
    oh but wait,, it has all of its limbs...
    Last edited by longhairmike; 08-27-2010 at 04:21 PM.

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    maybe a lynx, we mos def have lynx in az

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    That's the same reaction I've had from the bobcats I've run into at Hawes.....look of disdain, they hold their ground from a distance, tip of their tail turning over and over which I interpret to be a pissed/playful sign.

    Pic here was taken in my backyard about a month ago:

    this is not a bobcat and you dont have a fortress for a fence
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    @airmiller

    It appears to be a bobcat to me.....I'm not wildlife a biologist, but it sure looks like the ones found at this link.....do you have any more info?

    http://www.desertusa.com/april96/du_bcat.html

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    well if you actually took the picture and are not pulling a prank i believe you, but your fence could keep out all the 1070's and maybe border control could copy it lol

    Ive seen quite a few in mesa as they lived next door and hunted rabbits in my yard on hawes none had any such markings down here and are way more furry. yours looks like a cheetah
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    Quote Originally Posted by airmiller44
    well if you actually took the picture and are not pulling a prank i believe you, but your fence could keep out all the 1070's and maybe border control could copy it lol

    Ive seen quite a few in mesa as they lived next door and hunted rabbits in my yard on hawes none had any such markings down here and are way more furry. yours looks like a cheetah

    I did take the pic and in my back yard.....you missed the part in the thread earlier when I said that the top of the cats whithers are at 15" off the ground....that fence is only about 6 feet tall to include the grates at the top....heres a pic zoomed out a bit to give you some perspective.
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    i run into those on the trail...thats why i always carry bear spray...for lions and bears, Oh my!
    i'm not joking, posting is scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by phxKokopelli
    maybe a lynx, we mos def have lynx in az
    Isn't a "lynx" just a bobcat (Lynx rufus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem
    Isn't a "lynx" just a bobcat (Lynx rufus).
    There are twelve recognized subspecies of billy-bob-cats.

    They can be any color pattern from Gray (Canada) to the colors shown above.

    They can easily jump that fence. Pound for pound one of the strongest of all cats.

    Pretty harmless but very cool to see in the wild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem
    Isn't a "lynx" just a bobcat (Lynx rufus).
    exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cahava rider
    The Bobcats head turned around to look at me and he seemed very unconcerned about my presence, as he slowly strutted of the trail. As I went by he glared at me from about six feet away behind a bush.

    I love when they just stop and look at you. It makes them so much easier to hit. That kitty looks just like the one hanging on my wall. I got him in Globe, except I called him in during a bear hunt.

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    Maad your pool is dirty, where you been latley? Riding?
    Nice cat what ever it is. You must have thought you were at the zoo when you looked outside.
    I need to ride more and work less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    I did take the pic and in my back yard.....you missed the part in the thread earlier when I said that the top of the cats whithers are at 15" off the ground....that fence is only about 6 feet tall to include the grates at the top....heres a pic zoomed out a bit to give you some perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    That's the same reaction I've had from the bobcats I've run into at Hawes.....look of disdain, they hold their ground from a distance, tip of their tail turning over and over which I interpret to be a pissed/playful sign.

    Pic here was taken in my backyard about a month ago:

    Yep...that's a bobcat and it would have no problem with that wall and fence. There is a den in between our house and my neighbors place. We have a 6' wall that goes around our lot and the bobcat will often times be seen walking on the wall. It has no issue at all jumping on or over the wall. They really are incredible animals. Likes to hang out around our front door during dinner time. I have several pics and will post some after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem

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