Bobcat in the Back Yard, Old Saybrook, CT

August 6, 2017

I first saw this animal leisurely walking away from me, and based on its size, thought it was a fox. The profile (and the bobbed tail in another photo) positively ID’ed it as a bobcat, the first one I’ve ever seen. One like this was seen about 3 miles away recently; females are known to have a territory of about 5 square miles, males about 30. Rabbits are their main prey, and there happen to be a lot in the neighborhood this year. A cropped version of a shot taken a few seconds before follows above.

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