It is always exciting to see a Bobcat. A rare treat! Lately, though, I have been allowed the privilege of a Bobcat sighting on a fairly regular basis.

The Bobcats at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington are confident around people, and they are often active during the day. They frequently patrol the berms between the drying beds watching for vulnerable waterfowl and rodents.

With careful planning and a little patience, you may find a Bobcat emerging from the brush only a few feet from where you are standing—just as this one did for me!

A Bobcat emerging from the reeds at the VCDB in Arlington, Texas.
A Bobcat emerging from the reeds at the VCDB in Arlington, Texas.
Bobcats are not always afraid of people, but they do not dangerous if observed with the proper caution and respect.
Bobcats are not always afraid of people, but they are not dangerous if observed with the proper caution and respect.
Bobcats do not like being observed, and will  usually retreat as their first option.
Bobcats do not like being observed, and will usually retreat as their first option.