Finally after 10 months of living in our new neighborhood I have seen the elusive Bobcat. We hear the coyotes, so I know they exist. My husband saw a "really large cat" one night on his walk and then figured out it must have been a Bobcat. When I checked with my neighbor she said "yes, in fact I have seen it walk right up our street."
So at dusk we always go out with Mario or have him on a leash as he may be a nice little snack for our "really large cat". A couple of months ago I saw some footprints on our front side walk... then a few weeks ago when we got home for our vacation there was a message from our neighbor letting me know that the Bobcat had just walked from their yard into ours.
This morning on my way home from dropping my son at school I saw him. Luckily I usually always have my point and shoot camera. I stopped in the middle of the road and quickly got out the camera. I was so excited... I tried to get a few shots. He did look right at me with his beautiful face, but I did not get that shot... next time....
I guess he decided he wanted to visit this home and walked right on through the gate!!!