OK, so for those keeping track...we share our property with many species of life.
Snakes of several types.
Cottontail rabbits, of course.
Birds of all types.
Lizards of one type.
Mice and rats.
Deer that pass through on occasion (and rub on our trees!).
You can hear coyotes at sunset doing their howling thing, and they've been seen laying in our backyard on a couple of occasions.
Today, we discovered a new visitor to the farm...
|Bobcat, image courtesy of: Wikipedia Commons, photo by Don DeBold|
Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture of it. 2nd Family said they've seen it once before lounging in our driveway. Today it was just a fleeting glimpse as it darted into some brush on the property next door, image below.
To say it was startling would be an understatement. I'm not sure how dangerous they are to humans. Heck, it wasn't much bigger than our biggest cat at home, LOL, but you never know.
Better to give it the space it needs and just move along. As you can see above, it was, eventually, a rainy day, but we got a lot done. More on those things in upcoming posts.