Chaney Trail Bobcats (Photos)

Local wildlife advocate and Chaney Trail area resident Lori Paul took the following two photos two young bobcats last week.

Chaney Trail area resident Lori Paul has the following description of an encounter with the above bobcats last week:

Last Thursday during the outage, as I looked out the living room windows, I saw two playful bobcat "kittens" (teenagers) exploring the downed branches. They were curious and playful, jumping back and forth over the downed branches, sniffing and batting at leaves and generally behaving like young house cats on holiday. I was able to sneak away and get my camera without them seeing me through the window. I got a few photos of one bobcat through the living room window while the other one was out of sight. I watched the kitties play for about 10 minutes before they scampered back into the hills behind our house. At least these 2 wild creatures thought the wind and mess was great fun.

Have you seen any bobcats? If you have photos or video, upload them here!

Dottie Burns December 07, 2011 at 03:43 PM
They are absolutely beautiful. How lucky are we to be able to see these beautiful kittys.
Mike December 07, 2011 at 05:02 PM
I see them quite frequently on my mountain bike rides. For some reason they don't seem afraid as long as we are sitting on the bikes but the second we get off they take off.
Meredith Miller December 07, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Beautiful, but still....
Nadine Isenberg December 07, 2011 at 07:05 PM
So beautiful in THEIR natural environment. Thanks for the pics and for wanting to protect them! If you live in the Mountains then you are moving into someone (i.e. Bears and large non domesticated cats) elses neighborhood.
Laura Monteros December 07, 2011 at 07:17 PM
Typical teenagers, not understanding the seriousness of the situation....
Sonja-Sophie December 07, 2011 at 07:42 PM
I LOVE IT!!! Let's keep these beautiful creatures around for generations to come! And, there is a lesson to be learned from cats especially - LIVE in the MOMENT! The tree was down, the storm over - what else is there to do than to rejoice in the fact that we're all alive and well ! ENJOY everyday as if it were the last!
Dan Abendschein (Editor) December 07, 2011 at 07:49 PM
Mike, do you go early morning? I hike and bike up in the mountains all the time and I never see these guys. I have a short-tailed cat that kind of has a bobcat-like appearance so I've always wanted to see one.
Pasadena Adjacent December 07, 2011 at 08:45 PM
I've had many sightings but rarely have a camera ready. Those I've posted were from Dexter Park in Kegal Canyon. I once had an encounter on Sunset Ridge where I approached a burm the bob cat was hanging out on and got within 15 feet. A teenager sunning him/her self. I sat down and talked to the wild kitty for around five minutes until I was ready to move on. He/she just sat there sprawled out between sleep and slumber. It was magical
Peter Freeman December 08, 2011 at 12:19 AM
Awesome walks of life! We are truly blessed. Don't try and touch them, or feed them. Lets not screw up their habitat any more than the "urban sprawl" already has. Thanks again for sharing...


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