Saturday, December 5, 2009
Camera Critters / Meet My Friend...Mr. Bobcat!
I had the golden opportunity to run face to face into this bobcat while on my trip to Arizona. My friend had gone into our room, which has an outside entrance. I was lingering outside with my camera and taking pictures of the beautiful well lit red rocks of Sedona during sunset. Suddenly I looked up to see this bobcat staring at me withing 30 feet of where I was standing. I froze like a statue! I never thought of taking a picture of it because I didn't want to take my eye away from what it was doing...I think you know what I mean! Soon it just sauntered off and left the property and headed out into the desert. I told the people who run the small resort and they said this little bobcat cruises through their property quite often. They pulled up it's photo from their computer and emailed it to me so I would have the photo when I returned home...so, here it is! It's a little blurry but, I can imagine the blurry image I would have gotten with my shaky hands!
I guess that means a bobcat isn't aggressive unless its fearful or feels cornered. I actually feel so lucky to have seen it like this...but, I was quite nervous!
Click on image to enlarge!