Bobcats

Bobcats




I thought I saw a bobcat a couple of years ago but it was really dark and couldn't be sure. Sorry for the poor pictures (old phone) but their are bobcats in Duck. And before someone asks it's not a baby bigfoot




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Yup - lots of them in Point Harbor and north of here too.


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Looks more like a Raccoon. Bobcats have short tails.



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I thought I saw a bobcat a couple of years ago but it was really dark and couldn't be sure. Sorry for the poor pictures (old phone) but their are bobcats in Duck. And before someone asks it's not a baby bigfoot

craicncrabs


Not Big Foot? Then who's this?......




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Honestly, it looks like a racoon to me also. That being said, the photo is not great and my eyes are worse. We do have bobcats in Duck though- I have seen them.They have bobbed tails and are a bit bigger than what was in the picture- assuming I have the scale right. They also have very pointy ears.


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I posted this in the Cafe Forum because it was at Alligator River not on the OBX. Last week just before sunset. We were watching a distant bear and almost missed seeing it behind us.





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Honestly, it looks like a racoon to me also. That being said, the photo is not great and my eyes are worse. We do have bobcats in Duck though- I have seen them.They have bobbed tails and are a bit bigger than what was in the picture- assuming I have the scale right. They also have very pointy ears.

cjd


Im also thinking raccoon, maybe even a fox. I cant put my finger on it but it doesnt look feline.


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Again, sorry about the pic quality - Samsung 4. I watched the little fella for awhile. Definitely not a raccoon or fox. I see them regularly. The tail on this guy was very short and stubby.


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Again, sorry about the pic quality - Samsung 4. I watched the little fella for awhile. Definitely not a raccoon or fox. I see them regularly. The tail on this guy was very short and stubby.

craicncrabs


Well I totally get that...I can never manage to get decent pictures of anything when I really want to! Angry smiley

^ Forgot to add, I was thinking fox simply because there ae so many In Duck. I've stayed the past 2 yrs on Marlin in Duck, and they were everywhere. One night they were "calling"....this terrible high pitched cry. Gave me goosebumps. Never heard anything like it before!


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Back in PA the foxes drag geese from a near by pond into the woods behind our house. Listening to that is awful.


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Charlotte used to have Bobcats, but the Hornets took their (rightful) place...

It's a joke people! Stop throwing things at me!

John


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I have seen a bobcat twice on the Alligator River Refuge, winter both times, about 3:30 pm both times, a year or more apart, and way off in the distance. Yay you seeing one close up!

I haven't seen a fox in Duck since 2015. Boy oh boy would I love that!!


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I have seen a bobcat twice on the Alligator River Refuge, winter both times, about 3:30 pm both times, a year or more apart, and way off in the distance. Yay you seeing one close up!

I haven't seen a fox in Duck since 2015. Boy oh boy would I love that!!

EveT


Oh my gosh we saw so many the past two Septembers! We were on the OF end of Marlin roughly 200 ft from the beach access. (3rd house) We would see them at dusk/dark and the early morning hours. As I mentioned above one night I heard this horrible howling/cry. I honestly thought someone had hit a dog with a car, it was sounded like something was screaming in agony. And it kept going and going. My daughter and I walked to the end of our driveway to check the street, and the people across from us were also out. Now we were hearing the cries near us, and several responding cries in the distance. Suddenly a fox ran "screaming" out of the brush a few feet from us and across the street. We were all stunned.

It went on for several hours, numerous foxes calling out to one another, seemingly circling the area. I still dont know what they were doing. Hunting? mating? I googled it at the time and read that often the cries/calls/screams stem from territorial issues. I'll never forget it though. I am a city girl and I will admit those sounds scared the bejeezus out of me. Awful! It was dark and I admit I was spooked! Embaressed smiley Embaressed smiley


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When we stayed in Pine Island 4 years ago we came across a bobcat sitting in a yard with tall grass, it was just staring at us. I was pushing my 2 year old daughter in her stroller and said we need to get out of here.


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He was probably thinking the exact same thing:-)

One thing I learned from neighbors who used to work at the baltimore zoo. The one enclosure in the whole zoo that everyone was afraid to enter was the bobcats. They said they were easily the fiercest creature in the place. That said, humans encounters are rare, but not unheard of. I wouldn t leave a toddler alone outside where they're present.


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Looks more like a fisher, though not naturally found this far south. Cat


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He was probably thinking the exact same thing:-)

One thing I learned from neighbors who used to work at the baltimore zoo. The one enclosure in the whole zoo that everyone was afraid to enter was the bobcats. They said they were easily the fiercest creature in the place. That said, humans encounters are rare, but not unheard of. I wouldn t leave a toddler alone outside where they're present.

marylander


Yep..... as much as they typically leave humans alone, they have the power to take down a deer. Rather impressive animal!


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Bobcats are very elusive. We had one in TX that I only saw once at 5am in winter crossing a relatively untraveled road.

After my sighting I commented to my neighbor who is a veterinarian about it and she knew about it too! I lived there twenty years and saw it once. The road was newly constructed and went through the Bobcats territory in a creekbed swamp.

I can’t recall their radius offhand. And honestly that pic looks like a house cat to me but it wouldn’t open on my laptop for a bigger look.


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Plano TX is eat up with them, but, they hide well.


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Saw a fisher cat (not a cat, just called that) here in MA this morning. Ran across the road in my neighborhood. Really neat.


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Saw a fisher cat (not a cat, just called that) here in MA this morning. Ran across the road in my neighborhood. Really neat.

PaulOinMA


Never even heard of a fisher. Very cool critter.


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There was an article in a RI newspaper around the time we moved to MA in 2003 that a fisher tore a screen, went into a house, and took a cat. Serious smiley


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I will take Bobcats anyday over coyotes.


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I vote for a feral cat in the OP's photo. Bobcats are bigger in the shoulder area, like in notinobx's photo. We see 'em here in the Blue Ridge every few years, but as said, they are very elusive.