The weird and odd will come looking for you somehow. Exactly like this bobcat, which was on the porch of a house owned by a woman named Kathy. Bobcats are evasive and nocturnal, so people rarely spot them. While rare, they travel across many areas in North America and well adapt to varied ecosystems, including woods, marshes, deserts, and even suburban regions. Bobcats are around twice as big as the average cat.
Kathy Maniscalco is an artist who lives in El Dorado, Santa Fe. The region comprises mainly residents with around three thousand dwellings. So, Mama Bobcat surprised her and. Mama bobcat and three adorable kittens were captured on camera during their lovely porch visit.
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As she observed and took pictures of them, she made sure not to scare them away. This does not happen usually as Bobcats are very evasive and they are an extremely rare sight in the broad daylight.
Bobcats are also called wildcats. They have lengthy legs, tufted paws, and tufted ears similar to the Canada lynx, their bigger relative. Most of the bobcats are brownish and brownish with a small black tip and a white base. The cat is named because its tail seems like it has been clipped or “bobbed.”
These animals are solitary. Females seek a secluded den, which will keep their offspring 9 – 12 months with their mother, in litter from one to six young kittens. They will learn to hunt during this period before they set off themselves.
Bobcats remain trapped in some regions for their silky, tangled fur. The population of Bobcats in North America is said to be fairly vast, potentially in the United States alone reaching up to one million cats.
Bobcats, fierce hunters, and they kill prey that is much larger than themselves but is frequently fed on rabbits, birds and mice, squirrels, and others. The bobcat hunts with stealth and provides a deadly strike with a leaping jump that covers about 10 feet long.
Bobcats have a speed of around 30 miles per hour. They place their hind feet at the same place as their forefoot, to minimize noise when they hunt. Bobcats are often confused with other types of lynxes.
Although they are excellent hunters, Kathy said that the bunch that visited her were gentle and playful.
There was a hiss from the mama cat at first, to warn her not to disturb them. The snack time came soon, and the kittens were fed by the mama cat.
Apparently, one kitten was more playful than the other and it disturbed the other kitten where they were forced into a playful fight. We are lucky that Kathy was able to capture it because we probably would never have the chance to witness something like this.
Kathy said that people had even thanked her personally for posting them online. As Kathy is an artist, she had painted a picture of this incredibly rare moment. I think we should be thankful to her too.
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