Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bobcat neighbors

Florida Bobcat
A small juvenile bobcat, that lives in the scrub between our condo and the beach, has been paying visits to our two cats: KC (a spoiled Persian) and Angel (a feline mutt from Mississippi). They have been mysteriously wanting to hang out on the screened porch a lot lately and we finally got a glimpse of the reason why yesterday at dusk, when we spied a young Florida Bobcat (Lynx rufus floridanus) brazenly walking along the top of the stone wall above the walkway that leads to the beach, and just across from our back porch. Upon seeing us it leaped up into the scrub and checked us out for a short while before scampering off towards the beach and presumably its mother, whom we've also seen out by the mailbox shelter in the front of the complex. Since it is the off-season we are practically the only persons living here full time and our cats are the only playmates this wild little kitten has to cavort with. I'll keep you posted. Maybe we'll write a children's book about it.

1 comment:

Devastatin' Dave said...

I hope bobcats don't eat their own kind. If so, your two housecats are at a severe disadvantage.