You are looking at a very unusual series of photos. They were taken last week at Yosemite’s Curry Village Tent cabin area. This is a bobcat.
They are characterized by their short, black tipped tails. The bobcat also has characteristic black-tufted ears and black markings on its legs. They eat rabbits (as this one did) rodents like ground squirrels, wood rats, and pocket gophers.
Can they hurt humans? I don’t want to find out. But then I fear even house cats. It’s the lineage from saber-toothed tigers that scares me. Leave all wild animals alone.
In all my years I have never seen one. Cool. These photos are courtesy my friend Norm aka viperoo0. Please respect his copyright.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Cat Scratch Fever. I got it bad scratch fever” – Ted Nugent
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