Rich was pretty sure that this is a Bobcat... He sent a photo off to our local conservation agent and sure enough..
Yes, I do think it's a bobcat. It appears to have the distinctive color
pattern of a bobcat. You would need to go out to the site and measure the
salt block to compare measurements. Bobcats are larger than domestic cats,\
have proportionately longer legs, and a much shorter tail.
The total length of a bobcat ranges from
22 1/2 inches to 50 inches and weight is 10-40 lbs.
Males are somewhat larger than females. Jeff XXXXXX Wildlife Management Biologist Missouri Department of Conservation Prairie Fork Conservation Area
We also had three deer visit us yesterday...They walked in and laid down in the trees behind the pond and stayed for quite a while... Three ducks landed on the pond....and there are carp coming to the surface to feed...
Spring is definitely here...