While walking down a dirt road near The Lewiville Lake Environmental Learning Area I was surprised to notice some movement in the tall grass next to the road. This handsome looking Bobcat soon strolled out onto the road just 25 yards/meters ahead of my position. So confident in his invulnerability was this Bobcat that he did not check up and down the road before he crossed. He just kept his head down and his eyes forward as he plodding along boldly. Even though I was standing in the middle of the road, fully exposed, I do not believe the Bobcat noticed me or even knew I was there. He just kept going, heading into the grassy pasture on the opposite side of the road.
This area of LLELA is where a Bison herd had been kept. There are still signs up to that effect, but the Bison are long gone. They were moved to a private ranch in 2011 due to the extreme drought conditions we were experiencing that year. Hopefully they will be back soon.
As the Bobcat continued across this field, he investigated noises and sniffed at the air. All the while he was slowly increasing the distance between us. I gave him a sharp whistle in hopes he would turn and look at the camera for one more picture before he ran away. My plan worked, except for one thing—the Bobcat did not flee after I got his attention. He gave me some carefully consideration for a minute or two and then continued about his business leisurely and unimpressed.