Yesterday I went back to Sunol Regional Wilderness and had yet another amazing day of hiking, and animals. On the way back down the trail, I spotted this bobcat near a pond and was able to get a few photos of him. Unfortunately it looks like this guy has Notoedric Mange which is a potentially deadly disease. Poor guy.
Yesterday I went out to Sunol Regional Wilderness, in Sunol, CA. This place is beautiful and filled with breathtaking landscapes, as well as all sorts of critters. I saw baby turkey, a bobcat, and all sorts of colorful birds. Great place to hike for a day!
I have seen bobcats before, but only for a split second or from a far distance away. Luckily when I was walking in Russian Ridge a couple days ago, I saw this little bobcat on a morning hike. She looked pretty skinny, and was out hunting. I followed her for a few minutes on a trail above without her noticing me. When our trails connected she sat down to clean her back and spotted me. She froze and didn’t seem like she knew what to do, but got up after a couple minutes and continued walking her trail. I followed her at a distance for a few more minutes before she made her way off the trail and into the woods. Luckily I was able to get some good shots of her before she was gone from sight.
Today I came across this coyote who was out hunting. He had found a gopher hole and managed to dig out a couple of babies to snack upon. Soon after, I could see he was onto something, but couldn’t tell what. He started running and I lost him behind a hill. I looked to the other end of the hill to where he would soon pop out and noticed a bobcat. As soon as I spotted the bobcat it must have seen the coyote coming its way because he booked it. The coyote was right behind as they both darted over the hillside and out of view. Later when I reviewed the video I took of the pursuit, I saw the bobcat run up a tree and the coyote stop at the base, not able to climb up to catch him.