Groundhogs, on the other hand, are notably less impressive…
While bobcats certainly aren’t too large, clocking in at up to 30 pounds, ground hogs weigh up to 13 pounds, so less than half.
They’re pretty cute, but that’s pretty much it on my groundhog knowledge, other than they tend to bury themselves underneath sheds and then the holiday thing they got in February…
So before watching this video I would have bet the house that it would be a no effort, clear round 1 finish for the bobcat.
But this groundhog had something to prove.
Maybe he was sick of being made fun of all these years. Sick of being nothing more than dinner for some coyotes, bobcats, and bears.
This guy gave it his absolute all, hissing and biting and jumping toward the bobcat, getting in a shot or two and rolling with the shots of the bobcat.
A truly valiant effort that will not be forgotten soon.
But alas, even this brave little soul was no match for what’s quickly growing into one of my favorite animals. The bobcat was eventually able to get a bite on the groundhog’s neck and it was game over for our underdog.
RIP to a brave one.
Your actions will inspire generations of groundhogs to stand their ground.
Bobcat Takes Out Rattlesnake In Highly Technical Fight
This felt like a high level boxing match.
Both sides were quick. One side had the size advantage but it was matched by the other’s one-strike power.
A match up for the ages, but one must prevail, and this time size was victorious.
A bobcat and a rattlesnake squared up in Angeles National Forest in Arcadia, California in just the right spot to be captured on a trail cam, and it’s one of the best displays of the insane reaction time of cats, especially wild ones.
Rattlesnakes strike at about 10 feet per second, which doesn’t seem very fast, but when you realize they can hit your hand from a foot away in a tenth of a second, you start to realize it’s scary fast…
But even more impressively, the bobcat is able to dodge every single attack thrown out by the snake and secure a win with a combination of strikes and one well placed bite.
Safe to say it wasn’t the first time he’d taken out a rattlesnake, and judging by the success, it won’t be the last.
Louisiana Bobcat Makes Impressive Leap Looks Easy
Now granted I’m not familiar with the World Record long jump for a bobcat, but this has to be pretty close.
Filmed in Pecan Island, Louisiana, even these crab fishermen were blown about by this display of athleticism:
“We were just out fishing for blue crab in Pecan Island, LA and this huge bobcat came out across the weir.
I grabbed my phone thinking he was about to get wet, but he surprised us all.”
According to National Geographic, a bobcat can jump about 10 feet and just from the eye test, that gap looks bigger than 10 feet.
This fella cleared it with ease…
Two Bobcats Face Off In Texas Family’s Front Yard
Texas is a special place.
Aside from the incredible country music, you never know what you might see… maybe it’s a jacked kangaroo, or truckers fighting, or an evicted dude obsessed with Bud Light, OR in this case, a pair of bobcats going at it hard in a family’s front yard.
The person filming said that the bobcats squaring off in the neighborhood “were walking down the street from house to house to marking their territory,” beating the piss out of each other along the way.