Friday, January 14, 2011


My Friend Paul Took These Pictures From a Window of His Home Here in the Densely Populated Plano, Texas Area
I have previously written about the abundance of wildlife present in our community.  The funny thing to me is how well this wildlife manages to flourish in such a densely populated area such as ours in greater Dallas, Texas.

I'd Like to Pet Him.....But, Maybe Not
We have rabbits coming out the gazoo.  Birds of every hue and feather.  Coyotes pass through all the time.  Our creeks harbor turtles and such.  Raccoons populate the trees and hedges.

But my favorite critter is the bobcat.  My friend Paul has taken a few pictures of one of their neighborhood bobcats over the past few months.  I thought I would share them with you.  Undoubtedly, they feast on the large rabbit and mouse and bird populations. 

He looks pretty well fed.  These native cats usually weigh around 20 pounds, but a few weigh more than 25.  They are particularly fierce animals when threatened, but they almost always avoid humans or animals much larger.  Probably not a good idea to let your chihuahua run around unsupervised. 

I think this little guy is cute.  He looks pretty healthy.  Has a nice coat, too.


  1. We have also a zoo place in Bucharest!
    Maybe I will go today! Good idea!
    I can not make photo because of the fences!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. What is really unusual is how tame he seems, to have been caught so many times and photographed! There are bob cats here to, but they are usually dashing for brush, same with the coyotes. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them

  3. WOW....thanks for sharing. I was fascinated reading your post. It must be great to watch these animals, but only if no one is in danger.

    Have a nice weekend and take care

  4. What a beautiful Bobcat ..... But it is better to see it from afar!:-))

    Ciao Clint!

  5. Oh, I love cats! Have a nice weekend you and Cindy.
    Greetings Sabine

  6. That is so cool your friend was able to get those great pictures. Especially the one with the pumpkin. I don't think we even have bobcats left around here anymore and I live in the country. Great to see that one.

  7. Sue---He does seem tame in the photographs. Probably because he has just finished eating someone's pet. Ha.

    Jane---If you did have bobcats where you live, you probably wouldn't have those guinea hens. Ha.

  8. There's just something special about these cats!

    Poor things, we do need to remember ... they were here first! (before all this "progress")

  9. I love all creatures grat and small. These pics are wonderful, Thanks for sharing.


  10. Hi Clint

    Bobcats are usually very illusive animals. Your friend was lucky to get such great photos.

    Have a nice day :-)


  11. They are beautiful. And they do look healthy and clean. We have wild life too here but then it is because our home is in the country. And the wild animals they can be dangerous.

    Happy Sunday Clint.