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Bobcats, Cougars, Jaguars, Ocelots and the Wall

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Big Cats, Cold Weather and Rain

Lion pensive at Columbus Zoo

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Cats Observe Birds From the Safety of the Great Indoors

 

Birdwatching is in full swing

Spring Backyard Bird Observation is in Full Swing

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Is Your Cat a Tree or Bush Dweller?

Sometimes I like to jump up to the top of my Cat Power Tower and survey the land. Other times, I like to sneak inside my Kat

Gracey napping on top of Cat Power Tower

Napping on top of my Cat Power Tower

Kabin and watch from down low.  I like having both options available to me at all times in my habitat.  When the sun room doors are closed and I can’t get access to my tower, I resort to jumping up behind the sofa and watching the front yard birds from the bay window.  Because of my love of both high and low places, I think I might be part leopard.

Leopards are Both  Tree  and Cave Dwellers

The leopard uses trees as observation posts,  and has been observed dragging prey several times its own weight up into a tree to cache the carcass for later meals.  The leopards’ scapula is uniquely attached to its muscles allowing the spotted cat to be   proficient at climbing and has a  locking wrist enabling  the cats superior tree climbing ability.

Even though I am not as good a climber as my big cat cousin, I like to think of myself as a leopard when I am sunning myself while napping on top of my tower.  There are times that I prefer to observe from the ground and our leopard cousins also prefer lower level living at times.

Leopards are tree dwellers

A leopard napping in a tree

While leopards are able to haul their prey up into a tree, perhaps  a more preferred method is one in which gravity works in the cats favor, and that would be dragging the carcass down into a cave. There have been references made in scientific literature about leopards using caves, including specific descriptions of caves that are leopards lairs. According to Charles Brain, author of the book The Hunters or the Hunted? An Introduction to African Cave Taphonomy, leopards use caves as retreats, feeding places, and breeding lairs.

I Feel Like a Bobcat in my Kat Kabin

Even though leopards also lurk about the ground, when I decide to curl up inside my Scratch Kabin I imagine that I am a bobcat out in the wild.

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Rest In Peace Storm

Friends, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you, Storm, a bobcat being raised by Bobbi the domestic cat at Big Cat Rescue, has died in his sleep from a congenital heart condition.

The bobcats were orphaned when a hunter killed their mother thinking he would take the kittens home for his children.

Midnight, Rain and Storm were being raised to be released back into the wild.

Please light a candle in memory of Storm.  Rest in peace little one.


Bobcat Kittens Adopted by Cat & Big Cat Rescue

Friends, What are the names of the Bobcat Kittens Adopted by Cat & Big Cat Rescue

First to answer correctly wins The Tiniest Tiger M&M’s!   Ready? Pounce.

Hurrah for Sharon Jean!  First in with the Bobcat Kittens Names, Midnight, Rain and Storm.