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Bobcat sighting

Post by big_load » Nov 20 2018 10:25 pm

I couldn't get pics while I was driving, but I got a great look at a bobcat driving back out from Haunted Canyon on FR287. It was up near the mine tailings, bouncing along on the shoulder just ahead of me going uphill.

I've seen a few bobcats in the wild before, but never out in the open like that.

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by DixieFlyer » Nov 21 2018 5:15 am

@big_load
It is not at all unusual for me to see one in my backyard; I stepped out my back door a couple of nights ago and one was next to my barbecue grill.

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by Hansenaz » Nov 21 2018 8:17 am

@DixieFlyer
I'm guessing you live N or E of downtown PHX? I've heard that bobcats are more common that way. In SE valley where I live (Ahwatukee) coyotes and javelina are common and I have seen a fox on my back wall but I've never seen or heard of bobcats around here. I'm curious if anyone has ever compiled maps of "wildlife density" for the area - they'd be interesting to look at.
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by big_load » Nov 21 2018 8:40 am

Even though they're not uncommon, bobcats back home are about the hardest critters to see except porcupines.

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by ssk44 » Nov 21 2018 9:14 am

I've been lucky enough to see a few over the years while hiking and driving in the wild. They're typically running away. I caught this one off guard at 15 yards and was actually able to click off a couple photos. It took him a few seconds to figure out what I was. A very cool moment that I haven't forgot. They're special animals. [ photo ]
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by joebartels » Nov 21 2018 10:30 am

they're everywhere, probably in front of you while you are sleeping
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by chumley » Nov 21 2018 11:28 am

@joebartels
You still haven't ever seen one? ](*,) :lol:

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by CannondaleKid » Nov 21 2018 12:13 pm

I've seen at least a dozen bobcats (one in Minnesota) but only have photos of two...
#1: July 2012 while four-wheeling in the Samurai near Rawhide Canyon: Mama bobcat bounding away
#2: September 2017 next to AZ 288 by the bridge over the Salt River:
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Thin scraggly-looking bobcat
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by SpiderLegs » Nov 21 2018 1:32 pm

I'm in NW Tucson and have seen 1-2 month since moving here over the summer. Saw one while out walking the dogs in my neighborhood and it had a mouthful of bird and leaving behind a trail of feathers.
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by gummo » Nov 21 2018 6:31 pm

I've seen 11 bobcats so far. All in AZ. I've seen more bobcats than raccoon here.

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Re: Bobcat sighting

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by DixieFlyer » Nov 21 2018 7:35 pm

here is a pic of one
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by RowdyandMe » Nov 21 2018 7:59 pm

:)
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by joebartels » Nov 21 2018 8:48 pm

@RowdyandMe
RowdyandMe wrote:@gummo
What’s a raccoon?
RowdyandMe wrote:@DixieFlyer
Doesn’t look like a raccoon.
How would you know?
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by DixieFlyer » Dec 13 2018 12:10 pm

here is a pic of a bobcat that I saw in my backyard this morning
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by chumley » Dec 13 2018 12:17 pm

@DixieFlyer
You managed it three posts up ... :-k
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by DixieFlyer » Dec 13 2018 12:43 pm

@chumley
now I get this error message when trying to attach a .jpg that is on my PC: "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct."

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by chumley » Dec 13 2018 2:11 pm

@DixieFlyer
I think that error can only happen when you try to embed an image. You can attach an image (as you did above) by selecting the Attachments tab below, and clicking the Add files button.
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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by DixieFlyer » Dec 13 2018 3:54 pm

chumley wrote:You can attach an image (as you did above) by selecting the Attachments tab below, and clicking the Add files button.
that is what i did, but for some reason it did not work this time

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Re: Bobcat sighting

Post by DixieFlyer » Dec 13 2018 4:49 pm

I just linked to the pic instead...that seems to have worked!

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