Bobcats.... got a story...

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Boba_Fett, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Boba_Fett

    Boba_Fett New Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    My buddy had a Bobcat in his backyard the other day here in FL....he decided not to let his small dog out that night.

    [edit]Edited to change title and splice to bobcat thread-Burley[/edit]
  2. shinsei

    shinsei New Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    Corpus Christi, TX
    My brother shot a bobcat just outside the city limits years ago, and had it stuffed.

    Put it in a trunk and moved to Wisconsin.  When he finally got around to unpacking it, it had been chewed up by bugs and stuff.  What a waste.  It was a nice cat too.

    But I never thought about bobcats attacking dogs.  But then again, I don't really live near too much wildlife.

    [edit]split from the picture thread and title edited by Burley[/edit]

  3. cj5mrt

    cj5mrt Active Member

    Feb 1, 2006
    Winter Haven, FL
    Re: How 'bout some pics......

    I live about a mile from the main drag in this town. That bobcat was within a mile or so of Cypress Gardens.

  4. burley

    burley Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    My brother in law came out to our farm to fish on the creek one summer. He and my kids went down and sat on the bank and were enjoying a nice warm day . My dog Charlie ,a 110# german shepherd/black lab mix went down to check on them. She walked right past them 6' or so and pounced in the brush and jumped a bobcat  :eek:  Brother in law never came back fishing  ;D
  5. kps

    kps Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I hear we have bob cats where I live, but never seen one, but I lose a dog or two  every year or two to a wild animal attack, never manage to get close to a dog, because it seems I am replacing dogs too often.

    I hear the "baby" crys at night on occasion, & 2 doors down, which is over 1/2 a mile my cousin wife likes the small dogs, lap type, & they get "eaten" they cant defend themselves. They tell me they have seen bobcats, but they have mostly open yard, where I have huge amount of woods & boulders, growth. I cant see over 30 feet out window, & I usually carry a gun when I am outside, plus the fact I live where bears are, & my land joins 3,700 acres of state land.

    this year I lost an akita mix, as well as a black lab, plus one of their babies, last year 2 blue heelers, one had face nearly ripped apart, but managed to crawl under his favorite junk car to die, the heelers lasted a little over 2 years.

  6. kps

    kps Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I just did some, I guess I answered my question I posted in the tree rat section, I dont hear them much, but sometimes I hear their crys, & since they climb trees & eat squirrels, well I guess I know why my squirrell population is non existant with a huge surplus of acorns. I was thinking about the snakes, but not about the bobcats, because I have never personally seen one here but know they exist. & my cousin has seen them & he lives 2 doors down or about 1/2 mile.

  7. WoodyTX

    WoodyTX New Member

    Nov 10, 2010
    My grandfather told this story...  

    He and his buddies were hunting squirrel, and one of them took a shot at a bobcat with his .22.  It grazed the cat's skull, knocking him out.  

    One of the buddies got an idea, and dumped the snoozing bobcat into an old suitcase he had in the trunk of the car, and left it out on the side of the road.  They pulled down the road a bit and popped the hood, acting like they were having engine trouble.  

    After a bit, an older car came along .  It pulled over, someone jumped out to grab the suitcase, and the car pulled off.  Not more than 50 yards down the road, the car emptied itself of human occupants, not even coming to a complete stop.  Once the car rolled to a stop, the bobcat casually strolled out of the car and back to the wild.

    Then again, my grandfather told a lot of stories.

    (PS: Thanks to Burley for cleaning this up. My bad.)
  8. shinsei

    shinsei New Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    Corpus Christi, TX
    If that's true that freaking hilarious! Heck, it's hilarious even if it's not true. LOL!

    We went to the Wildife Refuge about 35 min away from the city. There were all sorts of animals running around. Well after seeing turkey, alligators, deer and a few wild hogs I finally got to see a live bobcat. They are freaking huge! Of course I didn't get a good look as it ran almost as soon as I saw it. But still cool.
  9. scamp_daddy

    scamp_daddy New Member

    Jan 6, 2007
     Couple on the wall... The head mount came from my Brother's back yard (4.5 acres) while I was deer hunting. Had not seen deer that morning and that was not normal. Saw something moving at the ground level and realized it was a Bobcat marking a tree stump. Arrow went through shoulder on my side and hip of opposite side. The game tracker line I was using is the only way I could have found that "kitty". It was up under a pile of brush. The game tracker line had cut it from the hip all the way up it's spine. Awsome will to live.
    The other full mount came from a Friend's hunting lease.... .223 AR. The morning sunlight caught it sneaking along the edge of the heavy woods. From my tree, all's I had to do was wait for an opening.

     As a younger feller I was sat on a tree stump to watch a fence line by my X father-in-law. Kept getting an uneasy feeling like someone watching me...You know...the hair on the back of your neck feeling. Slowly turning my head I realized a Bobcat was watching me...crouched and prepared to pounce if it had found it's prey. Standing quickly and sceaming at it... it bounded for the woods ASAP. I said screaming because that's what I was told I sounded like....A little girl.
    I have never used that raccoon urine on my clothing since...
  10. shinsei

    shinsei New Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    Corpus Christi, TX
    I can only imagine what I would have done if the dern thing had actually pounced on me! HA!
  11. sjones

    sjones New Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    I live about 25 miles south of Dallas,Texas,out in the country.My neighbor told me yesterday that there is a big bobcat around here and not to put my little dog out by himself(toy poodle).He said you know that great pyrenees that my other neighbor has and I said yes.He said that cat killed him the other day.It was the biggest cat he had evere heard of.Don't know if its true or not.
  12. Glockmeister

    Glockmeister New Member

    Apr 29, 2010
    I was looking for a picture i took of a bobcat taken about 8 ft. from house out bedroom window but it must be on an old harddrive. However i found another of a cat maybe someone can identify. First picture is for perspective. Also going to add a post of some goblers and deer as well.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  13. Bert

    Bert Banned

    Mar 4, 2007
  14. burley

    burley Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    This thread is for bobcat stories, removed other content...

    Bert that is an interseting cat, I don't recollect ever reading about them. That cat could be mistaken for a bobkitty or a young cougar in the right light/conditions :-/
  15. IslandTimes

    IslandTimes Active Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Couple years ago me and a bunch of buddies were doing our annual Christmas hunt weekend get together thing. Came back from the evening hunt and was cleaning up when one of the guys just walked up out of the darkness from nearly the complete opposite direction where we'd all been hunting. Thought he was dragging a deer behind him, so I was really surprised when it turned out to be a bobcat! Said he'd tracked it across the property, which was crazy because he'd literally blown the cat apart when he'd shot it... thing just didn't want to die!