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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bobcat in the Woods


I know it’s a really fuzzy photo, but it’s the best of three
I was on my way out to the Walhalla Plateau yesterday morning and saw an animal run across the road not too far in front of me so I slowed down as I got parallel to where it disappeared into the woods. Window down and camera ready I saw this Bobcat slip under the low growth then stop, sit down and look right at me. I was shaking with excitement. This is the first Bobcat I’ve ever seen in the wild. Just had to share.

16 comments:

Sunny said...

How exciting! It's a great shot, even if it's blurry.
Sunny :)

Lois said...

That's great! Every once in awhile one will run out of the woods around here, usually along the highway.

Jazz said...

You were shaking indeed! LOL

Oh, how I'd love to see a big cat!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh my goodness!! What a GREAT experience!!

Natural Moments said...

Congrats on your first Bobcat. The spirit of the cat is with you. I have only seen a few myself too. I often used to see their tracks in the snow.

Janie said...

Very cool! I've never seen one in the wild.

Diane AZ said...

It's gorgeous, you are so lucky you had your camera with you! Your image looks like photo impressionism. I've been experimenting with moving the camera on purpose while shooting to get that effect.

Quiet Paths said...

I've seen Bobcat around a few times in my life but not much. Wonderful encounter. It is listening intently!

A Scattering said...

How cool is that! Good for you and thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Bill S. said...

Great sighting!!! I have spent years hiking and have only seen three in the wilds. It is amazing how cunning they can be.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What a wonderful opertunity. I would of thought you would have more encounters.

Elaine said...

How exciting for you! The photo has a mystical feel to it, which is probably what you were feeling when you took it. I have several photos where I've done all the wrong things, but then I end up really liking the shot.

Firefly said...

At least you had your camera. A little while ago I saw a linx (caracal)next to the road and didn't have my camera on hand to catch the pic. Don't think I would have caught him anyway as he was gone in a flash.

Müge said...

Thank you very much for sharing this unforgettable moment with us. I understand how impressive it was to see it so close.

Pablo said...

Looks like Bigfoot to me.

dAwN said...

Congrats! i would love to see one of those in the wild!

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