I was in my dressing room changing my clothes after yoga class this morning when I decided to walk over to the window to pet Velvet.
She seemed very interested in something outside, so I followed her gaze and noticed movement at the back of the yard next to the shed. It was two good-sized bobcats, rolling around playing together.
I tried to take a photo from inside, but my camera zoom wasn't good enough so I went outside. I couldn't get particularly close, but I managed to get some shots of both of them together. It's a little difficult to see the one next to the shed. Click any of the photos to enlarge them.
I kept inching closer, which eventually freaked out the one on the right enough that she retreated into the woods. The other one stood up, giving me a great look at his spots.
As you can see, they're not exactly small. I'm surprised that my neighborhood can support as much wildlife as it does. I've seen deer, foxes, coyotes, groundhogs, plenty of rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks, and now these bobcats. I guess the predator/prey ratio is about right, but it makes me glad I only have indoor cats.