Bobcat – The Essence of a Cat

The Essence of a Cat

Immersed in sneak
It nabs a peek
The cat stalks with great care

For if you be
A rodent wee
Beware the feline stare

     We spent nine full days searching and waiting for this Bobcat near a meadow that was richly populated with Pocket Gophers.  During this time magic happened as we experienced two sessions with the secretive feline.  One encounter lasted about 3.5 hours and the second was 1.5 hours for a total contact time of approximately 5 hours out of those 9 days.  The long waits were so worth the experience of meeting this exceptionally beautiful creature … on its terms.

~ Anecdote, poem and Bobcat capture, The Essence of a Cat © Jerry L. Ferrara