Though my sons saw a Bobcat earlier this summer near the Salt Marsh Trail, I’d never seen one before. Like all wildcats, they do tend to be elusive creatures.
Just on the edge of the woods near the house, their large form with bobbed tail and ear tufts made them easy to identify not just by me, but also by my son and my friend Sybil who was visiting at the time.
Although I wasn’t quick enough to capture an image of the cats, I did manage to get some photos of their tracks.
Bobcats are supposed to be nocturnal but are known to hunt during the day in the winter. They are likely here to prey on the Snowshoe Hares that live in my yard among the Balsam Firs. I wonder if they’ll be back…
The drawing of the Bobcat, at top, was completed January 24th. Various stages of the drawing can be viewed at http://drawingconclusions.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/bobcat/