Bobcat and Pocket Gopher – The Unwitting

The Unwitting

     The Bobcat quickly dropped to a ground-hugging crouch. Its posture was as taut as a coiled spring. When the feline moved, the action was ever-so-nearly imperceptible while its focus was rigidly fixed on something ahead in the grass.

     Suddenly, the object of such intense scrutiny revealed itself … a Pocket Gopher exiting its burrow to harvest forbs. For the unwitting rodent, the situation soon turned deadly. It was a bad day to be a gopher.

~ Anecdote and Bobcat and Pocket Gopher capture, The Unwitting © Jerry L. Ferrara