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I was in Green Valley AZ last month for a few days.

While just driving around and looking at houses I saw a big cat run in front of me. It was very quick and I only got a 2 or 3 second look at it.

I'm not sure, but I think it had a tail, and I'm still trying to figure out what it was.

It was NOT a large house cat. I'd say it was probably the size of bobcats I've seen before.

There are most definitely bobcats in Green Valley, AZ, along with rabbits and javelina.
 
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Had one run under my horse in some heavy brush, he was running from other horses and we were just in the way. We cleared a lot of brush, my horse Monk would not walk back in to that area again.
 
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I had a very young Bobcat in the backyard this morning. We caught each other by surprise, and the cat was gone in a flash over the high backyard fence.


A few days(7-10)ago, I woke up and looked into the backyard. There were two(2) young Bobcats "lounging" on the top of my fence in the sun. I left them alone and watched them for a bit. An hour or so later, both were gone.

Perhaps the one that showed up this morning was one of the pair. Momma likely ran them of so that she can breed for this fall.
 
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Great pictures.

Wikipedia tells me they are crepuscular -- they hunt in the dawn and dusk twilight periods. I have always thought of them as being pretty shy.

This year we are overwhelmed by (very bold) foxes here in the suburbs of Northern Virginia... probably because of the increase in squirrels and rabbits... probably because of the decrease in death-dealing automobile traffic through the summer... but I haven't noticed any bobcats (which eat the same food).
 
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Very cool. I wish I had a bobcat that visited my home.
 
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We've had a number of bobcats on the property. Fascinating to watch and they keep the darn rats and mice on their toes.
 
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Wow! So cool! Beautiful cat!




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A few years ago I had a two-fer.

I was in the Santa Cruz Mountains with 11 yr old Scouts. We were in "freeze-silent" mode as we saw a bobcat next to some brush a few yards away from us. We were watching the bobcat, it was watching us. Then three red tailed hawks flew a few feet over our heads, close enough we could see the wing feathers.




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I was walking down a logging road as it was getting dark last winter, and I turned around to look back up the road just in time to see a bobcat, about twice the size of the one in your photo, walk out of the brush. He saw me, stood there for a minute or so, then just sat down. We looked at each other for a couple of minutes, then it just got up and walked off the other direction from me at a very slow pace. It was dark enough so that I had to zoom way in with a cheap camera and take photos to see what it was, cause it was dark enough so that I couldn’t tell what it was until I saw the photos when I got home.


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I haven't seen a Bobcat in a long time. There was I ne ,a very big one in the area that I used to hunt. I would see it here and there. Got a few pictures of it. But it disappeared and I never seen it ever again.

I would see others here and there, but I haven't seen any for years.

Always stuck with their beauty, and agility.


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Watching predators in the wild is a mesmerizing endeavor. They way that they move, interact with the environment, and smell/listen/watch can hold your attention for a good long time if they stick around the area.


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This is a bobcat that was on the side of my house during harvest. I’ve never seen a bobcat at all until the farmers start pulling up the crops. They have learned that it stirs up all the animals and they will sit on the edge of the field and wait for lunch.





This one could definitely kill a small dog or child.

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Neat pics, especially the last one.
Any other predators in your area?
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Very cool. We have them here but I haven’t seen one yet.


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Awesome pictures. Would love to see one in the wild.
 
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Neat pics, especially the last one.
Any other predators in your area?
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Lots of them. I live on a 25 acre lake so there is a ton of wildlife. We have eagles, hawks, turkey vultures, foxes, bobcats and tons of coyotes. The coyotes gather on the other side of the lake every night. The sound of them getting together pre hunt will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

One morning we were leaving right as the sun was coming up and I saw what looked like a house cat but once I got close it looked to be 60-70lbs so I took a picture. It looked exactly like a mountain lion to me but they say we don’t have them in this area. I sent the picture to Illinois conservation and they said it was a house cat. The problem is they don’t realize those rocks are 5.5 - 6 feet tall so they don’t have a perspective of size. Way too big to even be a mancoon.
 
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I think there was one in backyard this summer.

I was sitting on my deck with my dog (a large, very fast Pit Bull) and I saw a pretty large cat at the back fence.
The dog saw it too, and instantly took off after it. She chased it along the back fence and closed to within a couple feet of it.
When the cat got to the corner of the yard it jumped easily over the six foot stockade fence and got away.

The cat was fairly large and had a bushy tail like a bobcat. I don't think any domestic cat could have done that.



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