Bobcat Family Drama …

Bobcat ... Taken December 2nd 2011 at Green Cay Wetlands

Back in December I had posted about Green Cay Wetlands and included a picture of a very young Bobcat.  It was one of four siblings that have been the highlight of many visitors to this amazing place.  They aren’t seen everyday but at least a couple of times a week someone will see Mom and some of the kids.

Momma Bobcat staying hidden!

I’ve had some recent glances at them but today was blessed to see Mom and 2-3 of the youngsters.  The mother Bobcat was trying to round-up the kids when someone scared them and off one ran.

Bobcat (youngster) ... the larger of the two that I got images of.

She was successful in getting two of them rounded up and through a culvert to another area where she was feeling safer.  This is one of the ones she rounded up!

Bobcat Kitten ... looking for his family, poor little guy.

This poor guy was the one who ran off.  He was crying and crying for his mother and he eventually went and laid down deep in the woods.  I’m sure that this isn’t the first time they have been separated and she’ll come get him in good time!

I did see some nice birds today but these guys truly stole the show so they’ll get all the press time today.  As always thanks for the visit!

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About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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61 Responses to Bobcat Family Drama …

  1. Sweet! Hope momma found the little lost guy, glad he knew what to do until she came & got him. 🙂 It’s really special watching nature’s babies in action.

  2. What a beautiful cat. Thanks for sharing. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  3. kzackuslheureux says:

    Nice shots! I grew up in the middle of bobcat country and never saw anymore than tracks and a their den, that I left alone…. My brother was walking on a trail once and there was one just watching him like a lazy boy. It freaked him out a little, just because they are still such a gloriously “wild” creature.

  4. Awwww what a beautiful kitty! It’s amazing how long the mom looks after the little ones. I would be so tempted to cuddle with them…

  5. Karen says:

    Love this pics! Beautiful!

  6. They’re beautifully marked with amazing eyes, aren’t they? Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures 😉

  7. neat shots. how far away were you from the cats? they are such elusive creatures around here in South Dakota. do they have many predators to worry about? great post!

  8. Ammon says:

    As a former Cub Scout, I’ve always been partial to real bobcats. It must have been so cool to see them in their element!

  9. Iquitoz says:

    Thanks for the great photos and update. Nice to see wildlife surviving in today’s environment.

  10. roberto88264 says:

    Great photos. The compliments. Greetings from Italy.

  11. Janice Thorton says:

    Wonderful photos! Momma bobcat looks as if she’s giving you the stink eye, perhaps. Thanks for posting these, they made my afternoon.

  12. Naphtali says:

    I am a cat lover and these are beautiful! Living in the mountains of WNC for 17 years I walked outside one spring day on the driveway and felt something watching me. Turning to the left about 30 yards from me was a Bobcat. It was a beautiful creature. We just stared at each other as I froze. Quietly, he turned around and walked away into the woods. You want some bear stories! I got em!

  13. How extraordinary to see bobcats at all, but to be able to photograph them is very special. I have always been told that, other than a puma, nothing else is quite so reclusive! I wonder if the presence of the young ones makes it harder for the mother to remain hidden?

  14. That cat is so cute 🙂

  15. pnwauthor says:

    Here, kitty, kitty…
    I love these photographs of bobcats. I’ve never had the fortune of seeing bobcats in the wild.

  16. Beautiful cats and wonderful natural shots! They look like distant cousins to my Siberian cats.

  17. Kai says:

    i love me some cats so thanks for these pics

  18. As a WordPress photographer, I love seeing posts like these! Great job!

  19. boodlesmom says:

    Such beautiful kitties! I live in NC and my mom grew up hearing bobcats on summer nights. Those sounds were long gone, but this summer late one night while walking our puppy, I heard one! I hope I get a chance to get its picture too like you. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  20. mamaramseys says:

    Cool Kitty! If only you could adopt these big cats as pets right? LOL

  21. introvegirl says:

    Such GORGEOUS animals! Perfect photos! I just love it 🙂

  22. ncprism says:

    I have a fondness for bobcats. These are beautiful shots. Don’t let the size fool you, though; they are formidable hunters and can take down prey larger than they are.

  23. bonnieuuuu says:

    so nice. cute

  24. Rosy says:

    Beautifully capture the photographs.

  25. ahmad says:

    thank u for great photoes

  26. poor little kitten…I hope she’d be able to reunite with her family so soon..

  27. bunnypotreydan says:

    Nice.. The kitten so very cute..!

  28. minlit says:

    We spend our winters hoping to glimpse ‘the wildcat’ as our children call him in North Eastern Slovenia. They have some interesting theories about how we could get to meet him properly – this post for example! http://confessionsofacatwoman.com/2011/10/29/big-cats-bob-cats-hairy-cats-scary-cats/

  29. Bobcat is so beautiful. Your photography is awesome.

  30. great nature pics! Tnx for the share 🙂

  31. Raaj Trambadia says:

    Wow !! What a cute & sweet kitty 😀 I’m sure she’d soon find her family 😀 Don’t worry people….bad time is a journey, not a destination 😛

    And please check out my latest post on LOVE – http://raajtram.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/let-the-time-decide/ and even my new PhotoBlog – http://raajclicks.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/oh-i-love-my-laptop/

  32. So sweet, and the pictures are really great.

  33. Java Girl says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing your bobcat experience with the mom and her cubs. I hope she found him. Hope you have a nice weekend! 🙂

  34. evan164 says:

    Bobcats are so awesome!

  35. cute cats! I like the photos you have chosen
    Thanks for sharing your photos!

  36. dlockeretz says:

    Wow…great pictures! Nice close ups.

  37. Ashlee Craft says:

    They are so adorable! I’m reblogging it because it’s just SO cute! 🙂

  38. Maggie L R says:

    Great photos, They are beautiful cats,
    congrats on being freshly pressed.

  39. mystichawker says:

    Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them and the story.

  40. they are truly stunning creatures, nice photo’s 🙂

  41. zannyro says:

    Thank you for sharing!! So glad I found you,,it touches the heart.

  42. So cute, and oh! the drama!

  43. James says:

    Thank you for posting this. Wildlife is awesome. We’ve had bobcats around our parts for years. Lately, however, we’ve had some newcomers move to town—city folk—who, for whatever irrational reason, are scared of all manner of wildlife. I was in the woods recently not too far from houses when I came across some kids with guns. I asked them what they were doing. They said their parents had told them to go out and find the bobcats and kill them because bobcats are dangerous. I told the kids to take their guns and go home and that if I came across a dead bobcat, I’d be hunting for them.

    I like this blog entry because it shows the cats as the natural wonder they are instead of portraying them as a dangerous nuisance. Thank you.

  44. Lovely shots and what beautiful animals. Blessings to you.

  45. Beautiful occasion, lovely written & beaautiful photos.

  46. Shaggygirl says:

    Reblogged this on Shaggygirl and commented:
    Too cute not to repost.

  47. The bobcat images are wonderful! Keep up the good work.

  48. R says:

    What a privilege. 🙂

  49. ruryadriana says:

    Reblogged this on ruryadriana and commented:
    Can’t say no to a beautiful creatures.love it

  50. Jessie Lea Pingle says:

    So cute! AND my college mascot, haha:) Go Bobcats! Seriously, though – gorgeous pictures. I hope mama found her little one!

  51. Great shots and great tale, hope they grow and prosper. Have watched them hunt in winter and have happened upon single cats while hiking but no images. Wonderful opportunity.

  52. jacobnorwood says:

    capturing nature beautifully

  53. cwc6161 says:

    Hi, Neighbor! I live just north of you in Martin County and only once, years ago, have I seen a bobcat in the wild here. They’re such beautiful animals and your photos are wonderful! Thanks for keeping watch over this little family and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    Candice

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  55. annaldavis says:

    We recently moved and are blessed to have bobcats in our new area. They are beautiful cats, a nice reminder that earth is a wild place!

  56. Ed says:

    Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. It is uncommon to see bobcats.

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