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 Look Who I Saw This Morning!




Spotting a Bobcat at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach is always a treat.  If you keep your eyes open, you might just see one or two waiting to give you a glimpse.  I saw this friendly guy this morning on our walk.

The Bobcat, a smaller cousin to the Lynx, is thankfully a protected species and was placed on the list of endangered species in 1991.   We usually have 3 ways of noting their presence here on the boardwalk:

     1.  A particular scarceness of marsh hare.
       2.  The" calling cards" they leave on the boardwalk.  
       3.  A visual siting of them

In colder months, we can sometimes see them peeking out from the tall grass to get a little sun and warmth. You have to be stealth if you want to catch a glimpse of one of these.  And when you do, be very quiet and enjoy the view.



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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Geesh Kathy do they run from humans?  How often have you seen one?  He's gorgeous!

Aug 31, 2011 06:27 AM #12
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

I enjoy taking these walks with you Kathy. Did you photoshop his eye? LOL

Aug 31, 2011 06:58 AM #13
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

He had his eye on you Kathy!  ;-)  


Aug 31, 2011 06:59 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brenda- I'm not sure about the eye.... it looks like that in my other shots.  We had not seen a bobcat in months!  

Norma- can you imagine wearing that coat in our 90 degree weather!!

Kym- I lucked out on that one because he just sat and looked back at me.  Hm...maybe he was thinking... breakfast!!

Leigh Ann - it does look like a big cat doesn't it... I especially noticed it when I saw the photo. 

Michael- didn't see any hares this morning.. I wonder where they could have been!

Kristin- I was on the boardwalk about 40 feet away but I've seen them early in the morning sprint out in front of me.  I'm not scared of them and am more afraid of snakes.

Silvia- I don't know.. I saw the eye after I looked at my pics.  

Sally- LOL-  I'd think it would be hot, especially since it doesn't get very cold here.

Cathy- yes a marsh hare is like a rabbit.  I'm not sure what the actual distinctions are though. 

Jeff- he was there long enough for me to get my camera focused and take about 5 shots, then he quietly walked away. 

BARFF-- how funny.. think he likes Chinese food???

Anna- yes, they'll run from you... at least so far!!!  Sometimes we'll have bobcat sightings at Green Cay for a few weeks in a row, then not see them for a while.  When it's cooler, you can try to find them after the sun comes out.  And, I've seen one or two sprint across the boardwalk. 

Janice- wish you could join me for real. No... no Photoshop LOL.... still trying to learn it. 

Anita- You're not kidding.  I was too busy trying to get a shot and didn't even think about the bobcat coming towards me.  HA... maybe I should !

Aug 31, 2011 07:35 AM #15
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


That would a pleasant surprise to spot a Bobcat on your walk at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 31, 2011 08:53 AM #16
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

OMG, what a great shot and up so close too! I love the big blue eye!  I think I would have walked briskly in the opposite direction!

Aug 31, 2011 09:28 AM #17
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Wow, Kathy! What a treat! We spotted a large mountain goat last week while making our way through the mountains of CO. I always feel extra blessed when given these golden photo op moments! Good for you!!
Aug 31, 2011 09:58 AM #18
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I was just in the Lake Worth / Boynton Beach area not too long ago and all I saw were some cougars at the bar I went to!!!


Aug 31, 2011 11:45 AM #19
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Kathy-You must live near a nature preserve, or in the zoo. You get some great animal photos

Aug 31, 2011 02:55 PM #20
EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
Russel Ray Photos - San Diego, CA

One of our sanctuaries here, Lions Tigers and Bears, lost one of their bobcats yesterday. It had been rescued after being illegally trapped, but it was in such bad shape that it never recovered enough to be returned to the while. It had been at the sanctuary for 15 years. Cutest thing.

Aug 31, 2011 04:43 PM #21
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Kathy - now that was a gift! Don't you just love it when you get to see something rare and wonderful?

I wonder what he was thinking when he saw you?

Be safe out there Kathy - it's a jungle!

Aug 31, 2011 05:51 PM #22
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Kathy--okay, I had no idea there were bobcats in South Florida.  Saw them a lot in Arizona where I used to live.  One night one walked into the tennis office.  

Aug 31, 2011 06:13 PM #23
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Kathy-what was up with poor Bob the Cats eye? I am amazed they come up so close and just sit there. I see gators walking around on the golf course but thats a totally different deal:) I love Florida!

Aug 31, 2011 11:34 PM #24
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Quite a shot, Kathy.  Dolores and I recently saw a bobcat cross the road in front of on the Skyline Drive in Virginia.  That was the only one that I recall seeing in the wild.

Kentlands Flowers.  Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Sep 01, 2011 04:41 AM #25
Michael Collins
*ROCK REALTY|Broker|Realtor|Real Estate|WI Short Sale Agent* - Janesville, WI
CDPE, SFR , Wisconsin Short Sale Specialist Realto

I agree with Marco. Florida is great. Obviously you have to be aware of the local predators though!

Sep 01, 2011 05:13 AM #26
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lou- great seeing you at the RAPB Lunch on the House and thanks for my extra "juice"

Joanna- I'm still trying to figure out why one eye is different.

Joni- what a treat.  Hope you had your camera ready because I've never seen a mountain goat. 

Craig- first of all ... what bar did YOU go to ??? and secondly.. what no call???  Give me a heads up next time and I'll introduce you to my gators!

Wayne-- how funny.  I live very near a wetlands area although sometimes I do feel as if I live in a zoo.

Eric- oh... well at least he lived 15 more years.  That was the closest I could get to the Bobcat (without hopping off the boardwalk).  I didn't want to move to close and scare him.  

Patricia- I'm very safe out there and never worry... well I do worry about what I'm stepping into sometimes LOL.

Janet- now see.. that's a little too up close and personal for me. 

Marco- I have no idea about the cat's eye.  I've seen them closer than that but they really aren't scary.  Snakes on the other hand and you'd hear my scream down in Ft Lauderdale!

Roy- you made my day with that flower and I love that Skyline Drive!! 

Sep 01, 2011 05:19 AM #27
Jeremy Wrenn
Winslow Homes - Youngsville, NC
C.O.O., Winslow Homes

Kathy, I've wanted to see a bobcat in the wild for some time now, but none yet.  Glad you were able to see this one!

And it looks to be blind in the right eye, as you and a commentor already noted.

Sep 01, 2011 06:31 AM #28
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kathy, you had to be quick to get that shot. I know they don't just sit there like that very long!

Sep 01, 2011 08:34 AM #29
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Kathy,  This is very cool.  I never thought about a Bobcat in your area.  They roam the Sandia Mountains here but are not seen too often.  Glad your quick with the camera! 

Sep 01, 2011 09:25 AM #30
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael-My big concern if for the Burmese python that is in the Everglades and making its way north.  I don't think the cold weather we had last winter was enough to do them in!

Jeremy- he might be.  This is about as "in the wild" that I want to get for seeing bobcats!

Connie- This one was kind enough to sit for a bit but you're right... they don't just pose for you!

John- I wonder if yours are bigger than the ones we have here.  They are a treat to see!

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