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Bobcat?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors!!!' started by Polish hammer, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Polish hammer

    Polish hammer ArboristSite Lurker

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    2F07B27F-BB8B-4DDE-B624-5479020F721C.jpeg 45ADBBA1-C3BB-48E7-95E4-5A29DED7818F.jpeg 7D74E62C-8FDF-49A9-BEBF-69D32769847E.jpeg 2F07B27F-BB8B-4DDE-B624-5479020F721C.jpeg 7D74E62C-8FDF-49A9-BEBF-69D32769847E.jpeg Your thoughts? I live in southeastern Wisconsin cats are not really common but one was actually trapped 2 days ago in same county(miles away) but that is just rare for around here then I check trail cameras 12/12/17 and I have this in the backyard!
     
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    Yep, that's what it is. Unless you have a neighbor with overly large house cat without a tail. We have a few around my area. We used to run them occasionally while rabbit hunting. Rare to see them out during the day. Got to love game camera pics, you never know what's going to show up.
     
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    looks like it- either that or a local oversized kitty's tail got chopped a bit, they are not all that rare but are sneaky as sin. On the other hand mountain lions ( Puma) due exist in state but are rare ( course it took a long time for our DNR to admit to same) Same for them oversized coyotes ( before the reintroduction) The beauty of game cams - hard to refute photographic evidence. Theory is that every so often something would drift down from Canada Quote" not a breeding population" Good line for the human masses - not exactly accurate.
     
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    Getting a lot of mixed thoughts on what it is I guess better pictures would help but very doubtful I will see it again on camera
     
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    Hind legs are too short, so are the ears.
     
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    Yup, just a domestic cat.

    I had a problem with a couple of Bobcats earlier this year. I got a shot off at one with the AR-15. Unfortunately I hadn't shot the rifle in years and the peep site was set wrong. My shot was probably a foot over the top of the cat. It would have been nice 1) it was a threat to my puppy (see avatar), and 2) they have gorgeous coats that I would love to tan for home decoration.

     
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    Funny I live in Silicon Valley and I've seen 3 bobcats and 1 mtn lion in the past 2 months in my backyard.
     
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    Thinking twice about stepping out back, are we?
     
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    Probably down to eat the domestic cats. When I was dealing with the bobcats, a neighbors said all her feral barn cats were disappearing.

     
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    Could be. To be fair, I live on the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. There is no back fence. I have made a hiking trail to the top of my hill and the animals use it as a thoroughfare. Bobcats, Lions, Deer, etc all use it. I've killed a couple of rattlesnakes out there too.
     
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    At least you can see most of the poisonous ones first. Around here the timber rattlers ( moslyl north and west of here) are about all you can see, rest of the nasties are tiny and sneaky. Heard of some Coral snakes in the extreme SW of the state- rare though.
     
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    Poisonous Bobcats?!
     
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    no no ,snakes , spiders, ticks, ants. ect and of course leaves of 3, wild mustard and a couple other items along that venue. it's dangerous out there, worse in the local bars though.
     
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    It's a circus here. I got a neighbor on one side the keeps bobbed tailed domestic cats in his barn for rodents and another neighbor lady on the other side that starts screaming about Badgers every time she sees one of them.
     
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    We have a feral female cat that looks exactly like a Badger.
     
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    Probably is, but does look more domesticated in the pic. hard to tell. it is a young one.

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    It looks more like a feral cat to me. I have trapped several bobcats and the are not as stocky and it's head does not have the tuffs on the side.
     
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    bobcatsteves.jpg bobby6.JPG bobby2.JPG I think the one in the OP is a bobcat. We have lots around here now.

    Here's a small one peering in a cellar window and a big Tom at the remains of a butchered deer carcass I staked out.
     
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    2-20-18- puma ( Mountain Lion) reported in back yard -looking in window - on home owners security cams - story in Milwaukee Journal/ Sentinel. City of Brookfield WI, suburb of Milwaukke - Waukesha County.
     
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    Couple of years ago two guys I know were sitting around a campfire near Port Renfrew on SW Vancouver Island when one saw something moving just outside the light from the fire.

    He had a small camera and snapped off this pic.

    Once they saw what was in the pic they packed up and moved out.

    Can you see why??

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