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Old 01-08-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Hey mom,

Can I keep her? Please.

Pretty please!!!
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Gorgeous! Yep, that nice meal has her fattened up and better insulated now!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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what beautiful pictures! I agree with Forest, feel free to post more as the opportunity arises!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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absolutly beautiful. PLEASE post more.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Excellent post hedgie.
The bobcat is truly one of the prettiest animals in the Maine woods.
I have been fortunate enough to see one while hunting deer as a teenager.
It ran toward the river and we knew we were close enough to see it cross the Androscoggin. To no avail as it probably was laying, flattened out in a pine limb on the river's edge.
While feeding a feral cat under one of my porches last year, a bobcat would come in after dark to try to get the kittie, as evidenced by the tracks.
They occupy quite a large range in the woods and will cover 50 sq. miles in a day, hunting.
Winter months are especially hard on them, as far as searching for food.

A friend I grew up with, has a cattle operation down the road and a bobcat would sit just outside his hay barn in the winter as rabbits would be feeding on the hay. More then once he saw a bobcat take one of the bunnies.
GREAT pictures and story! Keep us updated!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I know they are wild animals and they should stay that way but that face just reaches out too me. I want to gather her up in my arms and pet her just like I do my own house cats. She truly is majestic.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I had the same thought Lindsey. They're beautiful. And they're soft. A man in a nearby town had a mountain lion and a bobcat or two. I could never figure out why he had them. They lived in small pens in the backyard. Every time I drove by I thought, "miserable life." I guess they thought so too. They started to get violent. He no longer has them. As much as I'd love a beautiful cat like that, they belong in the wild.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I had the same thought Lindsey. They're beautiful. And they're soft. A man in a nearby town had a mountain lion and a bobcat or two. I could never figure out why he had them. They lived in small pens in the backyard. Every time I drove by I thought, "miserable life." I guess they thought so too. They started to get violent. He no longer has them. As much as I'd love a beautiful cat like that, they belong in the wild.
I used to work with a police officer who had a bobcat prior to me knowing him. The female had been orphaned as a kitten. He treated her like a housecat and for the most part it went OK. The thing to remember is to NEVER get between her and her food.

They are so beautiful but it hurts my heart to see them cooped up. I can't imagine them being caged.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I used to work with a police officer who had a bobcat prior to me knowing him. The female had been orphaned as a kitten. He treated her like a housecat and for the most part it went OK. The thing to remember is to NEVER get between her and her food.

They are so beautiful but it hurts my heart to see them cooped up. I can't imagine them being caged.
7th Generation says they cover 50 sq miles daily in the wild; they are able to be self sufficient in the Maine woods thru the winters......What a horrible fate to be caged! It hurts to think of it.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... I'm attaching a couple pics here (same ones I've sent to the good folks that sent me personal replies) I've got other pics, and Mom takes more every chance she gets, if anyone would like to see them...
Thank You for the wonderful photos of these magnificent cats - in their environment
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