Monday, February 18, 2013
Trail of bobcat tracks dragging rabbit
It's interesting that the drag marks zig-zag. I think this is because the cat's head shifts to the side opposite that of the fore paw which is bearing the weight in each step, in order to maintain balance. I tried to verify this, and my head does that when I get on all 4's and walk like a cat.
These tracks were fairly fresh, because they hadn't been blown out yet (except at the top of the hill, where it was most exposed), despite this morning's fierce wind. In the top photo, the bobcat was moving away from the camera and into the brushy edge and woods beyond the orchard. We followed it out, and you will see what we found on my next post.