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Posing Mesa Bobcat
updated: May 20, 2014, 8:33 AM

By Dulce

It was after 6 pm Monday night when I heard blood curdling cries from a mad bird or other wild creatures that I used to hear often before someone poisoned them. It was coming from the lighthouse area on the Mesa across the canyon from where we live.

I grabbed my binocs, but forgot the camera, and ran to our deck. Sure enough there was a very upset fox screaming at a big cat. I kept wishing it would run away, but the fox was not backing down, as if it has a family to protect. The cat came towards it and the fox backed up towards the ocean cliff and around the fencing continuing to stop and scream as it went. They confronted each other until the cat lost interest and returned to our side of the cliff and hung out for a while.

I went for the camera as the cat just stayed there and posed. I'm not sure if it's a bob cat, as it had a short tail, or a big house cat as this was my first siting. These are taken from 2-300 yards away with a 30x instamatic.

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