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@nanette64 (17508)
Fairfield, Texas
February 10, 2016 12:23pm CST
Everybody knows that I live in central Texas halfway between Dallas and Houston on 16 1/2 acres of wooded land. I've seen pert near every kind of critter that there is: wild hogs, wild dogs, raccoon's, opossum's, snakes, feral cats, coyote's and birds of every kind. Well yesterday I went to look out my front door and noticed that my cat Tigger was sitting in a very strange stance. Somewhere between scared and ready-to-pounce. As I followed his stare, I saw a Bobcat standing in the right side of my front yard. Now I knew that my neighbors chickens were visiting as well just inside the woods on the east side of my property. As I was recalling that, I noticed so was the Bobcat. He was in his "I'm about ready to pounce" pose. About that time, he saw a rabbit and away he went. The unique thing about this Bobcat is that his markings were more like a Leopards. He was gray but had circular black spots on his body. He still had the tufted ears and the bobbed tail but the coloring was unusual. Seeing him during the day like this is strange as they are a nocturnal animal. I love living in the country.
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@MALUSE (39335)
• Germany
10 Feb 16
Aren't you afraid of all these wild animals?
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
The wild hogs will rip you apart in a second and a pack of coyotes will too @MALUSE , so those two I am very careful of and have had close encounters with both.
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Feb 16
To this city girl that's way to many scary critters. I like the bunnies and turtles you know the ones that can't hurt me lol.
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
I know what you mean @fishtiger58 . The ones that really scare me are the wild hogs. You don't mess with those bad boys.
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Feb 16
@nanette64 Wild hogs are one mean critter. They have no fear and can kill you very easily. I had a friend who used to hunt them, I thought he was pretty much insane,
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 Not to mention the people who use dogs to hunt them. Even with a protective vest on the dog, they can still be hurt.
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
10 Feb 16
It is nice to look out and see the animals we have lots of deer and rabbits and pheasants and wild turkeys and such around here.
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
It's wonderful isn't it @Marcyaz ? You don't see much of that in the city, however, it is becoming more common because they are being forced out of their natural habitats.
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
11 Feb 16
@nanette64 It is becoming more accepted in the cities now as the animals are being driven out of their habitats.
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
@Marcyaz Just the other day on the news they showed several coyotes running around in people's front yards; in the daylight.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
Oh I would have loved to have seen him. I have seen one bobcat in the high mts of Colorado when my Dad was alive rip, he had one there. It was not as you describe in coloring it was a sort of fawnish red color. Magnificent animal though. You are blessed Nanette to live where you do..truly.
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
What you describe is the normal color for a Bobcat @TiarasOceanView so I was truly surprised by this one's markings. I love it here.
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@JohnRoberts (54704)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Feb 16
Awesome living on 16 acres. It must be so quiet and peaceful. You say halfway between Dallas and Houston. It that like around Huntsville or Round Top or College Station?
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@nanette64 (17508)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Feb 16
It is peaceful (most of the time) @JohnRoberts . My town is Fairfield which is right on interstate 45. About 100 miles south of Dallas.