Outside my window.
I was focused on my laptop at the small round table next to the window in the casita. I glanced up and to my surprise I saw three bobcats!
First was the mother, who has been a visitor for the two years we’ve lived here. Following her were two kittens (one is above.) They looked healthy yet somewhat gangly like preteens. Their coats were practically white while momma had a deeper tan with darker spots.
I finally reached for my phone and captured this one shot. The momma and other kitten had walked through our yard out of view from the casita.
“Bill! Bill! Bobcats!” I yelled for my husband as I ran down the hallway to our living room. He had left the kitchen door open with only the screen door closed. The bobcats scurried away when they heard my frantic voice.
It was such a sight! I wish I’d captured them on camera or that my husband could have seen them. Instead of yelling I should have been stealthy and quiet — we might have had them in our yard for an hour or two.
The word that came to mind this morning as I woke up was gratitude. I’m grateful for these wild creatures in my world.
What are you grateful for today?
Wow, I’ve never been that close to a bobcat before. This one looks almost sweet, but there is something scary in its eyes. Lol!
I see that too!
Beautiful — I would imagine you have to be careful if you go outside, especially with a mother and her babies.
I think they’re so afraid of us they will run.
This is like having your private view of a wildlife sanctuary
It is! I’m always so surprised and amazed.
Lucky you 👍🏼
Such a cute little one but frankly I’d be afraid if I had such wild animals running around my backyard. The raccoons we get are bad enough.
I’m with you on raccoons. We had them in So Cal and they could be vicious!
I got my mammogram results today so I’m grateful they’re clean!
Good! That’s a good reminder for me to get one!
That’s awesome but for heavens sake, keep your door closed.
We have heavy screen doors that are always closed even if the real doors are open. Kitty isn’t allowed outside!
The wildlife – so wonderful! Lucky you. It’s one of the special thing about where we live here, too.
I feel so honored to see sights like these!
That is one beautiful bobcat
It is so pretty. I wish I could have gotten a photo of the other kitten with their mother.