The Bobcats Next Door
Thursday, 30 July 2015.
A couple of years ago my New Year's resolution was to take a satisfying capture of a bobcat. I had only accidentally come across the elusive felines once or twice in the Marin Headlands and only managed to snap a blurry bobcat behind before they disappeared into the tall grass. Obviously some more dedication was in order.
First, I drastically increased my number of visits to the Marin Headlands. Rather than aimlessly roaming the trails, I familiarized myself with bobcat tracks, trails and scat. Once I had a pretty good idea of where they were likely to make an appearance I picked a nice vantage point and just waited. Most of the time I just got to enjoy the sounds and views of the Headlands. Sometimes I managed to capture some ravens, hawks or bluebirds. But a glorious handful of times, my furry buddies made an appearance!
Check out the photos and descriptions of some of these exciting encounters below. Please let the record show that none of these cats were lured or baited.