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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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.