This series of Bobcat photographs was taken by a scouting camera that I had set up to record Coyote activity. The camera was baited with apples, and had attracted a large number of Coyotes prior to this Bobcat’s arrival.
The camera is set up perpendicular to a well worn cattle trail that runs from one side of the picture to the other. This Bobcat was most likely following the cattle trail when he stopped in front of the camera. The Bobcat appeared to be marking its territory by spraying urine on the tree trunk it is standing in front of.
Then the unexpected happens, and a Coyote shows up on the scene.