Sun City Vistoso residents Marlene and Bill Libby say this
mother bobcat and her kitten lounged, played and nursed on their
patio for about a half an hour.
“Stay out of that tree!” is what Marana resident Hank Strempek
thought this mother bobcat was saying as she bit her youngster to
keep it on the ground while a sibling looks on from above.
Even bobcats take time to stop and smell the flowers, in this
photo by Mark Clark of Oro Valley.
Oro Valley resident Ron Andelora says this agile bobcat has been
a regular visitor to his yard.
Linda Whitney sent in this photograph that her husband Rodger
took of a bobcat getting a drink from their pool.
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
Bobcats are venturing closer to civilization, as evidenced by
the number of bobcat photos The Explorer has received from our
readers. These beautiful, spotted felines may visit your
neighborhood in search of food, water or shelter.
You may choose to watch and enjoy a bobcat or bobcat family
sharing your yard. However, if you have small pets or livestock,
you may want to discourage the bobcat from coming onto your
property. Remember, it is always a good idea to keep wildlife wild,
according to the Arizona Game & Fish Department.
For more information about living with bobcats, visit the AGFD
Web site at http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_bobcat.shtml.
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