Whether fighting rattlesnakesor coyotes, these 20 something pound wild felines are always ready to throw down at a moment’s notice.
Somewhere between 2,353,276 – 3,571,681 bobcats live throughout every state in the continental US except for Delaware, according to Wildcat Conservation, and they can survive in pretty much every type of habitat. They tend to feed on rabbits, but will expand their palette to squirrels, mice, low flying birds, domestic animals, goats, and even small deer, which goes to show just how impressive these cats can be.
While many animals haven’t been able to adequately adapt to the ever changing landscape of human development, bobcats have done quite well and are somewhat often found on the sprawling green lawns of golf courses, where they hunt some of the local fauna, like rabbitsand squirrels, and some time even ducks.
This video comes to us from Arizona and shows the whole picture of a bobcat eying up its prey, making its move, and finishing the job.
The cat used the bunker to its advantage, moving stealthily under the lip of the grass to sneak up on a flock of ducks who were mindlessly trying to find some food.
You can hear one of the golfers remark
“Look at this… they don’t even know he’s there.”
Once it’s in the prime position, it pauses, lowers down, then springs full speed at the poor ducks, who scatter wildly, except for one poor bird who gets caught in the bobcat’s clutch.
From there it’s game over, which leads another golfer to quote Stephen A. Smith…
“You a baaad man, that’s a bad man”
The whole encounter is broken into two clips which you can watch below.
Groundhog Puts Up A Fight Against Bobcat
While he didn’t take the victory, he sure proved his toughness until the very end.
A video of a groundhog and bobcat fighting came up on my feed today and I immediately assumed it would be yet another impressive display of skill from the bobcat.
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.
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.