Bobcat vs Deer

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by WildcatB, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    A friend sent this to me today. He said it was taken recently near a local mine.

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    Paul
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    nice lookin cat, I'd pop his a$$ even if he was ugly.
     

  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    is that a bobcat or a Lynx? not gonna claim to have seen many Bobcat's, but that thing looks huge compared to anything i've ever seen.
     
  4. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    It is big. But I'm sure it's a Bobcat.


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    In the last picture on you can see the banding on the tail plus the smaller tuffs on it's ears. Lynx don't have banded tails and have longer tuffs.



    Here's a picture of a lynx:

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  5. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I looked it up and they do inter-breed where their territories overlap. They are called Blynx or LynxCat's...no kidding...did a google search...JohnnyK.
     
  6. SGAL1

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    The Bobcat doesn't look like he has missed many meals lately.
    He looks well fed. He also looks like he is not in the mood to share.
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That is a huge tom bobcat!!! A lynx is actually lighter than a bobcat in there build, they are real thin and lanky, but Bobs are stouter, shorter with a worse attitude. He's likely to push the 50-60lb range.
    I have had to release a couple cats in that size range they are impresive there front legs are the size of your arms, they will tear you up if you don't fling and run! I would rather tangle with a MT lion than that dude any day of the week!!
    Real cool pic !!! :D
     
  8. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Thats 1 tough kitty!!!:d wow!
     
  9. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    That is one big ...... bobcat!!!
    I just killed one 3 weeks ago, but it wasnt half the size of that one.
    Nice looking cat in a bad attitude.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't look to happy. Looks like this took place right in the middle of a road as it looks to be a guardrail in 1 of the photos.
     
  11. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    has anyone ever watched a bald eagle take or attemp to take a deer. it does happen, and was wittnessed by several in our group this year in pa.
     
  12. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    yobuck, was it a fawn? How big/heavy a deer?