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Now that we have verified the sound with these links on the internet, we have concluded that it was a bobcat. Bigger than a house cat, smaller than a panther but a cat with a god awful sound. In daylight, we followed the trail that the raccoons have made to our backyard and discovered scat that doesn't look like it came from the raccoons. If I were to guess, it looks like it came from a swift fox. But I know for sure it wasn't the bobcats as we had never heard this sound before. It reminded me of the time the guy at the local garden store told us that people always come in and say, "How do I get rid of the fox in my yard?" He asked the customer, "Well tell me about your yard, do you have a water hole or something like that?" The customer replied, "We just put in a koi pond." To which the attendant responded, "There's your problem. Get rid of the koi pond to get rid of the fox." If we put out food to feed one type of animal, the predator of that animal will soon follow.
I'd like to get a picture of the bobcat but that will take some doing. They are known to be in this area but not usually in our backyard. I'd love to add a photo of the bobcat to our collection. You know I could invent a word that perfectly describes the hobby of making a scrapbook of our wildlife, Scatbooking. I imagine I would have to start taking some photos of their poop and learn to identify the scat of each animal. Ahhhhh, maybe not, I'll just let my doctor take the photos today while I make this sound...click on the link below.
BJ in the surgery room