Saturday, June 07, 2008

Camera Critters #9






This is a bob cat that I caught through the fencing at the zoo.
May 2008

The Bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family, Felidae. With twelve recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The Bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semi-desert, urban edge, and swampland environments. It persists in much of its original range and populations are healthy.

With a gray to brown coat, whiskered face, and black-tufted ears, the Bobcat resembles the other species of the mid-sized Lynx genus.

The bobcat is featured in American Indian folklore.

theteach

20 comments:

Putz said...

if you really expect me to move from 99% REPUBLICAN UTAH you will have to give me some democratic neighborhoods...will they let you keep that bobcat????isn't it Zoo property?/

Gattina said...

Geez ! I am full of admiration ! you caught that cat through the fence ?? Did you take it home ? lol !

Leon Basin said...

interesting site! lets trade links

Hazel said...

i think i haven't see this type of cat in malaysia

i beati said...

it was our school mascot this is a beauty ..I posted 4 this week Tuesday I think have a good one sandy

Dina said...

Is that his paw over the head?
That's a B I G foot! Beautiful animal, another one I wouldn't want to meet alone in the woods.

Rhea said...

Beautiful bobcat! I love big cats. I like how much info you put in the post about bobcats as well. A good opportunity to learn more. Thanks!

Great Camera Critters share!

the teach said...

Yes, Dina, that's his foot - he's scratching! :)

Mo said...

Is it a half-grown kitten? It seems awfully light-colored for a full-grown bobcat.
Great, picture, though!
Thanks for having Captured By Gravity in your Entrecard widget today!
cheers,
mo

Carole said...

Terrific shot! What a beauty.

Carver said...

That's a great shot. Beautiful animal.

Katney said...

I've not seen one in the wild here, but I know they are out there somewhere when we camp.

Kimmie said...

Awwww....Here kitty, kitty! ;-) I LUV all Cats, Great and Small! Thank You for posting this beautiful creature and all the info along with it Mary!

A BIG Meow =^..^=

Hugs,
Kimmie

storyteller said...

Nifty shot through the zoo fencing! I recognize that ‘cat’ pose from watching Ms. Kitty ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

I love the big cats - cute photo!

Sharon said...

Nice shot! He is a cutie.

AppleDebbie said...

We have bobcats living in our area (the So. California mountains) and they are beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a beautiful creature. I've never seen a real bobcat before.

Lilli & Nevada said...

great photo, but sad that the poor thing having to live behind those bars makes me sad.
Have you ever really looked at the animals behind those cages? No purpose in there life. Reminds me of what life would be like in prison.
But i know some could never survive the wild.

Misty Dawn said...

Boy is that beautiful! Thanks for showing me what I'm looking for! We have a bobcat out here... it has been stalking the deer. I've seen its tracks (following the deer tracks), and we have heard it at night... but I have yet to see it - I swear that eventually - someday - I will see it ;-)