BOBCAT SEEN IN YARD!
As part of our efforts to assist in dispelling the myth that bobcats are evil aggressive creatures, we have been holding live animal presentations on urban and rural bobcats. We participated at a Master Naturalist presentation recently, and mused on the odd grip media has on our psyche. What do you feel when you hear the word bobcat? Does it instill fear? Do you think of aggressive, dangerous wild animals?
What about the word raccoon? Impish, playful? Cute? The media has a lot to do with this perception. When was the last time you saw a headline that screamed “Squirrel seen in yard!” or “Raccoon seen in yard!”? Probably never. However, the minute a bobcat is seen, it is splashed all over the headlines.
Anyone who has spent time reading this blog has heard this before 🙂 and really, it isn’t the point of this post. I wanted to share a video with you, sent to me from one of the people to attended our urban/rural bobcat presentation and got to meet little Theo in person for his very first live animal presentation.
She keeps a wildlife camera set up on her property, and what she saw was a bobcat coming to eat! WordPress won’t let me upload a video without an annual fee, and we are currently locked out of our youtube account! So, you will have to go to Facebook to see it. Check it out! It’s pretty cool to see a wild bobcat doing what wild bobcats do!