Best beaches in the country, great seafood, tons of nightlife, incredible weather, major sports teams, and the absolute coolest wildlife of any state, hands down.
Sure, you may have to avoid the methed-out homeless guys on street corners and keep your dogs away from ponds because there’s pretty much guaranteed to be a hungry alligator in there, but hey, every place has its downsides, right?
I lived there for 4 years, trust me, it’s everything you think it is and more. Incredible state.
Back to the coolest wildlife.
Everyone knows there’s a ton of alligators down south, but Florida is also home to around 1 million bobcats, meaning there’s way more around then you’d think.
They mainly eat small game and rodents, but every now and again, when the opportunity presents itself, they aren’t afraid to switch it up and grab something new.
A certified Florida Bro in Port Charlotte, Florida, captured one of these occasions while taking a break from video games to grab a mango, when he looked out in his backyard and saw a bobcat coming very close to the house. He realized it was after something specific, turned the camera on, and gave us some of the funniest commentary you’ll hear a nature video set too.
Make sure you have the volume up for this one, it’s a good time.
The gator goes out on his sword, really taking it to the cat the best he can, but he’s no match for the bobcat at such a young age. Just a few years later and the bobcat would have been a snack for him, but this time it was the other way around.
Stay wild, Florida, stay wild.
Rabid Bobcat Attacks Dog, Good Samaritan Saves The Day
Holy moly, I guess wild cats hate dogs too.
It doesn’t get any crazier than this when you talk your dog for a walk through the middle of town.
Bobcats are wild little kitties. They can weigh up to 30-pounds and are pretty vicious predators. I mean, imagine an mean little housecat on steroids and that’s basically what a bobcat is.
The video from Anthem, Arizona, shows a bobcat absolutely latched to the front of a pretty good-sized German Shephard. This is a strong dog that is used for taking people down and the bobcat is getting the better of him.
The dog was as good as a good boy could be and protected his owner when the bobcat came charging. A bystander runs to help, and the pair of men are seen literally trying to peel the bobcat off the dog.
But it gets crazier.
Finally, they peel it off the dog then it immediately latches on to the nice man who came to help. He violently swings the cat around and tries to throw it off but it is on him good.
Finally, it lets go and takes off running to find a new target.
The Good Samaritan might’ve bit off a little more than he could chew though seeing as how he called for 911 after the bite.
Talk about an absolutely crazy walk.
However, everyone made it away with only minor injuries… and a little rabies:
“Firefighters arrived at the scene later and cared for the wounds. The man was taken to the hospital for a rabies shot. The bobcat did test positive for rabies. The owner of the dog was not injured.”