- Jenna at Four Windows With a View commented: "You sounded so ho hum about that bobcat that I'm thinking that must not be the first time you've seen one."
Yes, Jenna, I have seen him before. My yard is part of his territory and I leave him little treats from time to time. No, not kitty treats. Nor people food. You see, I have no resident cat to catch the rodents that like my garages and wood pile, so I have a number of traps set here and there which I check on a daily basis.
Whenever I catch a rodent, instead of putting it in a bag and putting it into the garbage, (which is what I used to do) I take it to the edge of the forest, where I have seen "Bob" and leave it for him.
I don't know if he takes them, or if it is the raccoons or some other critter, but they always disappear. I don't know if a bobcat will eat something already dead, but if he does I hope he will stick around and hunt.
Now then, this kitty is one I do not want to have hanging around!
The "kill" was a goat. The mountain lion was then seen carrying the goat over a fence where she was joined by another cat. Probably her half grown cub.
This was just a few days ago, less than six miles from here. Mountain lions range well over ten miles.
I have never seen one myself, but one of my neighbors spotted one across the road from our front door a few years ago. I don't walk in our forest alone at dawn or dusk. When I do, I try to make lots of noise. They are here, but I am not afraid.
I am more likely to get hurt in a car accident than attacked by a Mountain Lion. Bt I do respect their presence and practice "good sense." I do not move or act like a deer. No jogging for me! And if one came up the drive when I was in the Alfa, I guess I should close the door!