WOW, WOW, WOW!!
Things like this don't happen to me very often but this morning I WAS in the right place at the right time! On my way back from taking Dottie to the dog park, we dropped in on my friend Judy and Dottie's friend Frosty. We were sitting at her breakfast table having a nice conversation, while Dottie and Frosty visited. The window in her nook looks directly across an empty lot into my backyard. It also has a great view of the Superstition Mountains. I've always been kinda jealous of her view!!
Anyway, we were just blabbing away and I happened to glance out her window when all of a sudden I saw movement. The movement was in my backyard! I was stunned as I immediately realized it was a.......Bobcat!!!!
I'd never seen one before and there he was right in my own yard!! We watched as he sauntered across the yard and walked right along the side of the house and across my carport!
Judy....who was still in her pj's and robe, jumped up, grabbed her camera, tossed it to me and out I went after the feline. Now, I didn't have my reading glasses on so I couldn't see if I was capturing it in the pictures or not, I just pointed and clicked. As I moved as close as I could get, I saw the cat leave my driveway, cross the street and enter my neighbors carport. He came out on the backside of their house, crossed the golf cart path, jumped up the rock wall and entered someone else's carport! All the while I am moving toward him and hoping I was getting photos.
As it turned out, I got four somewhat clear shots before he headed off down another street and I couldn't follow.
You might be able to click on and enlarge this photo. The cat is in the street but kind of hidden in the shade.
Here he goes under my neighbors carport.
Here he is on top of the rock wall in this photo.
And there he goes onto another neighbors carport/patio!!
I am still so excited that I saw him and captured some photos. I've been here five winters and this is the first one I've seen.
Now, I just need to see a Mountain Lion and a Javelina!!