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.

4 Replies to “Bobcat – A Privilege”

  1. Chris, just want to compliment you on the superb photographs. They are wonderful. I know how hard it is to get such shots. Congratulations.

    1. Thanks, David! It helps tremendously to be at the right place at the right time! Isn’t the spotted coat on this fellow something else!

  2. My husband saw one crossing Cooks Lane just north of Brentwood Stair the other day – maybe on of these guys!

  3. Just saw a lynx cross the front of my yard in Wildwood Ridge, Cedar Hill, Tx…

    Spots, bobbed tail, high hindquarters, peaked ears, 10 to 15 lbs, 14″ to withers …beautiful!

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