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Old 08-15-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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My normal deer-in-the-wild observation always begins with: “Whose big dog got out?”

That's what I said when a three-point buck was grazing in a narrow strip of woods right beside a teeny little house. It wasn't until he moved a few feet to join a second buck that I 'saw' them both as what they were.

Perfectly camouflaged up to then. Even knowing they were there, I kept losing sight of them.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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picture of some clematis in back yard. There is a big grape arbor, it is growing on this. Funny thing, last year it was 6-7 feet away, on the opposite side of the arbor (which is about 5' by 10' and 5' high.)
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Went to listen to this musical piece and got a visual surprise!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsNbsyo0sjU
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Happened to look out the window and saw a Bobcat jump up into the tree out front. Got the camera out and waited for him to come out. About a minute later I got this photo of him climbing back down then walking away.
20190731_053650 by whitem3az1, on Flickr

20190731_053652 by whitem3az1, on Flickr

That is a very odd looking bobcat. Longer bodied, longer tail, very tall ears and a different shape to the head than our bobbies here. Coloring is different as well. Our bobbies have spots. I'm not sure if what you captured here is actually a bobcat. It's built more like a lynx but doesn't have the ear tufts.


Great pic at any rate. Has me scratching my head to be sure.
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Old Today, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Groundhog comes to my back yard at 6:30 am every day for breakfast along with the birds and a squirrel with some strange markings. A blue jay will start squawking if I haven't put the bird food out on the picnic table.

I presume the groundhog lives on the hoarder's property which is behind mine and on a lower level. He comes up to my yard through a fallen tree which acts as a bridge and through a hole in the fence. Have only seen one, so they must be solitary creatures.
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Old Today, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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That is a very odd looking bobcat. Longer bodied, longer tail, very tall ears and a different shape to the head than our bobbies here. Coloring is different as well. Our bobbies have spots. I'm not sure if what you captured here is actually a bobcat. It's built more like a lynx but doesn't have the ear tufts.


Great pic at any rate. Has me scratching my head to be sure.
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Obviously a Chupacabra
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Old Today, 01:16 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Happened to look out the window and saw a Bobcat jump up into the tree out front. Got the camera out and waited for him to come out. About a minute later I got this photo of him climbing back down then walking away.
20190731_053650 by whitem3az1, on Flickr

20190731_053652 by whitem3az1, on Flickr

One problem with evaluating photos of unknown animals is the that of establishing perspective of size. In your very nice photos, we might assume the ground is covered with standard sized gravel (~1 in dia) and that seems to be confirmed by the pavers the cat is about to step on- usually ~ 3-4 inches wide...That would mean the animal is pretty small.....I'd bet it's just someone's short haired cat.


BTW--What's up with that green haired turtle in the foreground? (I added this as an edit and can't put in a smiley face.)
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