Huge Bobcat!

rrbgttrrbgtt Posts: 6,753 Admiral
I was checking the smoker on the patio a couple minutes ago. I looked up and sitting on the other side of the pond is a cat that "appears" to be a 75# cat!:willynilly
I know the world record bobcat is under 50#, but this thing sure looks a lot bigger than that.

I run in the house to get my "binoculars" so I can see it up close, thinking I'm going to see a long tail, but it is a light colored bobcat or somebody chopped the tail off a panther.
It has to be the big cat that Biggator and I saw once before. I have a lot of young turkeys at the moment and baby ducks are also in the pond.

Joe just had something kill and eat one of his geese and a couple chickens. This big cat seems to always somehow avoid "Punishment". He'll eventually make a mistake and get caught in the coop....
From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned bobcat!
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  • pointerDixie214pointerDixie214 Posts: 5,658 Admiral
    Your bobcat and bacon writtin' is eerily similar to Reck's wimmins writtin'. :grin
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  • MenziesMenzies Posts: 19,289 AG
    Didn't you shoot a neighbor's "bobcat" recently? :)
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  • rrbgttrrbgtt Posts: 6,753 Admiral
    Menzies wrote: »
    Didn't you shoot a neighbor's "bobcat" recently? :)

    Define "recently"....
    From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned bobcat!
  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Why shoot a bobcat?
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  • SonOfAGunninSonOfAGunnin Posts: 5,084 Officer
    Calusa wrote: »
    Why shoot a bobcat?

    Cuz it's just like a regular cat, 'cept bigger an easy to scope.
  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    :mad **** .....

    Go fishing!
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  • spinfreakspinfreak Posts: 5,204 Officer
    Calusa wrote: »
    Why shoot a bobcat?

    Why not?
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  • rrbgttrrbgtt Posts: 6,753 Admiral
    Calusa wrote: »
    Why shoot a bobcat?

    because they are hard to run down and choke to death.:shrug
    From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned bobcat!
  • magotmagot Posts: 6,640 Officer
    Calusa wrote: »
    Why shoot a bobcat?

    Because, Loosa ...
    rrbgtt wrote: »
    I have a lot of young turkeys at the moment and baby ducks are also in the pond.

    I've got a bunch of little turkeys too. And several bobcats. I ought to shoot 'em, but I don't.
  • drkpttdrkptt Posts: 1,927 Captain
    A guy took a series of photos of a gator sneaking up on a bobcat in his backyard in Tampa last week. If that's really a 10 ft gator then that cat is huge!

    http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/5/30/this_is_florida_gato.html

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  • rrbgttrrbgtt Posts: 6,753 Admiral
    drkptt wrote: »
    A guy took a series of photos of a gator sneaking up on a bobcat in his backyard in Tampa last week. If that's really a 10 ft gator then that cat is huge!

    http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/5/30/this_is_florida_gato.html

    7-gator-bobcat-stalk-5-30-12.jpg

    That would have required 2 shots at my house.....
    From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned bobcat!
  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,246 Officer
    Look at the black rimmed ears and the little tufts of fur at the cheeks on the cat. Definitely a bobcat. :grin
  • magotmagot Posts: 6,640 Officer
    fish_stix wrote: »
    Look at the black rimmed ears and the little tufts of fur at the cheeks on the cat. Definitely a bobcat. :grin

    Okay. I'll take your word for it. Although I've got a couple of pairs, I don't "study" on bobcats. The coloration is just wrong though.
  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below Posts: 3,778 Captain
    rrbgtt wrote: »
    I run in the house to get my "binoculars" so I can see it up close,

    Rusty you know this was the wrong piece of equipment to grab to finish of this dilema. :wink
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  • treetopflyntreetopflyn Posts: 3,937 Officer
    Looks more like a Lynx
    drkptt wrote: »
    A guy took a series of photos of a gator sneaking up on a bobcat in his backyard in Tampa last week. If that's really a 10 ft gator then that cat is huge!

    http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/5/30/this_is_florida_gato.html

    7-gator-bobcat-stalk-5-30-12.jpg
  • Ramblin' ReckRamblin' Reck Posts: 2,701 Officer
    Your bobcat and bacon writtin' is eerily similar to Reck's wimmins writtin'. :grin

    PD, all good country boys grew up listening to their dads, granddads and uncles telling stories on the front porch after a good supper while the wimmins cleaned up. And of course, the art was passed down.

    I'm reminded of a tru story about my dad. The word was out that the fish were bitin' on the Little River. Only happened a few times a year when the water got just right. Usually in the dead of Summer, when the water was low, and the shoals had a gentle flow. The fish would congregate in the deeper corner holes, and a good mess could be caught to feed an entire family.

    Now, my daddy was the Mayor of our little community of Berlin. There must have been 20 or so fishermen and wimmins fishing along the banks of the prized river. He had lots of friends, but hell most were prolly kin. He was a **** good fisherman. I remember on that day, he caught a Blue Catfish that weighed 8#-6*. We all caught lots of Bluegills, Shellcrackers, and the most prized Redbellies.

    Well, Dell (short for Delma, his given name) would squat down to his ankles without touching his butt to the ground, which was certain to gather all sorts of redbugs. He had occasion to break wind. It was not a small toot. Rather, it was a screaming, shrill symphony, the likes of which I have never heard before nor since! As he sat near the waters' edge, the sound ricocheted up and down the calmed waters of the Little River. He had the entire crowd rolling in laughter!!!

    "Dell just farted".

    Tru story, I was sitting right there.

    Sayin... Reck
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  • magotmagot Posts: 6,640 Officer
    "Dell just farted".

    Tru story, I was sitting right there.

    Sayin... Reck

    I reckon you was, Reck. I reckon you was.
  • prowlin4redsprowlin4reds Posts: 953 Officer
    PD, all good country boys grew up listening to their dads, granddads and uncles telling stories on the front porch after a good supper while the wimmins cleaned up. And of course, the art was passed down.

    I'm reminded of a tru story about my dad. The word was out that the fish were bitin' on the Little River. Only happened a few times a year when the water got just right. Usually in the dead of Summer, when the water was low, and the shoals had a gentle flow. The fish would congregate in the deeper corner holes, and a good mess could be caught to feed an entire family.

    Now, my daddy was the Mayor of our little community of Berlin. There must have been 20 or so fishermen and wimmins fishing along the banks of the prized river. He had lots of friends, but hell most were prolly kin. He was a **** good fisherman. I remember on that day, he caught a Blue Catfish that weighed 8#-6*. We all caught lots of Bluegills, Shellcrackers, and the most prized Redbellies.

    Well, Dell (short for Delma, his given name) would squat down to his ankles without touching his butt to the ground, which was certain to gather all sorts of redbugs. He had occasion to break wind. It was not a small toot. Rather, it was a screaming, shrill symphony, the likes of which I have never heard before nor since! As he sat near the waters' edge, the sound ricocheted up and down the calmed waters of the Little River. He had the entire crowd rolling in laughter!!!

    "Dell just farted".

    Tru story, I was sitting right there.

    Sayin... Reck

    :applause
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  • got ants?got ants? Posts: 9,140 Officer
    rrbgtt wrote: »
    I run in the house to get my "binoculars" so I can see it up close, t.

    Binoculars, or a monocular with assisted aiming lower unit booger fingered bang switch boom stick?
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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    rrbgtt wrote: »
    IJoe just had something kill and eat one of his geese and a couple chickens. This big cat seems to always somehow avoid "Punishment". He'll eventually make a mistake and get caught in the coop....

    Bait a wild predator with geese and chickens, and he deserves punishment for eating them?

    Build a coop that protects your prized chickens.
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  • Ol MuckyOl Mucky Posts: 5,473 Admiral
    what happened with the gator/cat? Cat finally realize he was about to be prey?
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  • MenziesMenzies Posts: 19,289 AG
    Cat ran off.
    Maybe if we tell people that the brain is an App, they will start using it.
  • razorreilly09razorreilly09 Posts: 8,401 Officer
    Calusa wrote: »
    Bait a wild predator with geese and chickens, and he deserves punishment for eating them?

    Build a coop that protects your prized chickens.

    Careful Loosa, you may get the dreaded tree huger title

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  • RRRRRR Posts: 8,218 Officer
    I would not shoot a bobcat
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  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,520 AG
    ow the deuce did a gator sneak up on a cat?

    Unless it was a Kentucky Wildcat

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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    It just amazes me that a guy moves to a piece of property where bobcats and maybe other predators have been living for thousands of years, buys some baby chickens and then expects them to not attract predators. Thousands of years all was ok there until this guy and his chickens show up. Now bobcats are to be "punished".

    :twothumbsdown
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  • RRRRRR Posts: 8,218 Officer
    Calusa wrote: »
    It just amazes me that a guy moves to a piece of property where bobcats and maybe other predators have been living for thousands of years, buys some baby chickens and then expects them to not attract predators. Thousands of years all was ok there until this guy and his chickens show up. Now bobcats are to be "punished".

    :twothumbsdown

    this is good
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  • Ol MuckyOl Mucky Posts: 5,473 Admiral
    Calusa wrote: »
    It just amazes me that a guy moves to a piece of property where bobcats and maybe other predators have been living for thousands of years, buys some baby chickens and then expects them to not attract predators. Thousands of years all was ok there until this guy and his chickens show up. Now bobcats are to be "punished".

    :twothumbsdown

    well they kill fawns and turkeys too not just livestock.

    Plus they make awesome mounts if the taxidermists is worth his salt
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  • RRRRRR Posts: 8,218 Officer
    I have no problems with them killing
    fawns and turkeys
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