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Yosemite bobcat with a fat (slow) squirrel in its mouth

By Gary Bogue
Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 6:48 am in Bobcats, Squirrels.

Yosemite bobcat with fat squirrel. Photo by Mary Anne Johnson, Oakley, CA
bobcat, mary anne johnson, oakley

I took this photo in Yosemite on the trail going to Yosemite Falls on Sunday, August 15.  It was about  8:30 a.m. We were the only ones on the trail when we spotted the bobcat running alongside the trail.  Then he ran right in front of us and into the rocks on the other side.  It was very exciting.  I had two visitors with me from France and they were enthralled.   The day before my son saw a sign telling people not to feed the squirrels because they become fat and the bobcats can catch them easily. Sure enough, this is (or was) one fat squirrel.
Mary Anne Johnson, Oakley, California

Mary Anne:
Look at the legs on that cat! Long, lanky, and fast enough to catch even a skinny squirrel! Thanks for sharing your photo with us. /Gary

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One Response to “Yosemite bobcat with a fat (slow) squirrel in its mouth”

  1. Rick Says:

    Love this picture! Thank you

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