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Old 04-10-2010, 02:25 AM   #1
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Went on a light hike the other night, came across this Bobcat.

Beautiful animal, not sure the breed but there are a few in area that I've seen before.

Not aggressive, this one stayed around for about ten minutes.

I think it's a red lynx or part of the Felis rufus family or whatever.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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Beezer was spotted.

Looks like a bobcat mix.

He looks like a hell of a rodent killer.
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Yeah he is pretty large compared to a regular house cat.

I wonder what their range is? maybe a 15 square mile area?
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I'd guess 5.

He's likely alone.

If he has a pride, it's endangered.
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I'd guess 5.
Maybe so, I'll look more into it.

Thought you would enjoy it having a cat similar to it.

Seems from what I've read online the males are alone and females may have kittens or paired up.

But this is may be the same one I've seen a few times.

I identify him or her by the tail.

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I'd kick its ass.
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Tomcat's are a pain.

Gotta cut and clip em.

Funny story, I took Scooter and Beelzlebug to the same vet.

He was a medic on Normandy.

He said it was like treating animals there.

He woldn't say more.

This is very common with vets that have killed.
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I'd kick its ass.
Not without a gun.
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Tomcat's are a pain.

Gotta cut and clip em.

Funny story, I took Scooter and Beelzlebug to the same vet.

He was a medic on Normandy.

He said it was like treating animals there.

He woldn't say more.

This is very common with vets that have killed.
I think you might have been taking your cats to the wrong kind of vet, Mock.
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I wouldn't touch that thing. Those things have a real temper if you mess with it.
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For a big domestic, Savannah cats are a thing of beauty.

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For a big domestic, Savannah cats are a thing of beauty.
Yeah, but they're effing crazy. My friend had one, that thing would be sound asleep one second and then trying to eat your leg the next. I hated going over to his house.
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Tomcat's are a pain.

Gotta cut and clip em.

Funny story, I took Scooter and Beelzlebug to the same vet.

He was a medic on Normandy.

He said it was like treating animals there.

He woldn't say more.

This is very common with vets that have killed.


How can anyone hate on Mock
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I wouldn't touch that thing. Those things have a real temper if you mess with it.
Same here, you have to respect them and give it space.

But they usually only attack when cornered.
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For a big domestic, Savannah cats are a thing of beauty.

Wow a thing of beauty for sure.

But that's the thing, the spirit of the wild belongs in the wild.

IMO it should be kept that way.
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WESLEY CHAPEL - Dale Rippy follows the same routine every trash day.

He wakes up, heads to the curb of his home in the Villages of Wesley Chapel, rolls his empty trash cans to the back porch and stores them for the next garbage collection.

But when he reached the back porch about 7 a.m. May 30, he found a grumbling 25-pound bobcat on his doorstep.

"I've seen bobcats before, but this one growled this deep, loud growl," Rippy said. "I set my cart down with the cans because I knew he was going to jump and bite me."

Rippy is 62. He is a Vietnam veteran. Growing up on a farm in Indiana, he was used to animals. He'd even seen bobcats before.

But this one was different. So Rippy braced himself, preparing for the worst.

The bobcat lunged toward him, biting Rippy in the abdomen. Then the animal wrapped its body around Rippy's, sliding its sharp nails across Rippy's arms and legs, leaving bloody scratches.

He knew he had to do something, anything, to stop the attack.

So Rippy grabbed the animal by the neck.

"I was waiting for him to get in a good position so I could hold him," he said.

The bobcat struggled to free itself, but Rippy was determined not to let go. He choked the bobcat for about a minute until it died.

"He went limp, and I'm standing there holding him by his neck," he said. "I was bleeding everyplace."

Rippy's wife and son were off to work. So Rippy, injured but calm, put the bobcat down and headed toward his neighbor's house.

Barbara Ahlers called authorities. Her husband, George, took pictures of their bloodied neighbor. And Rippy took pictures of the bobcat.

An Animal Control official arrived and took the bobcat away. Because of its unusual behavior, the animal was tested for rabies.

The test came back positive two days later. Rippy was placed on medication and given a series of shots.

Still, a rabies alert was never issued because of a Pasco County Health Department rule: There must be three animals that test positive for rabies in one ZIP code in order for the public to be alerted.

Florida bobcats usually weigh 15 to 35 pounds. They typically prey on small animals, such as rabbits, rodents and birds, although occasionally they go for larger game like deer.

After the attack, county officials praised Rippy for his quick thinking.

"We give this guy a lot of credit for what he did," said Denise Hilton, animal services manager for Pasco County Animal Control. "The man was definitely using his head when he did that. If he let the cat go, we could have had more victims."

Rippy, recuperating at home from his puncture wounds, was glad he acted on his instincts.

"If that cat had attacked a child, it would've been really bad," he said. "It wouldn't have quit."
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Not without a gun.
You could easily kill a bobcat with your hands. Sure your going to get cut up quite a bit and be bleeding a little but you could wring it's kneck pretty quick.
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Same here, you have to respect them and give it space.

But they usually only attack when cornered.
you would never get close hell I am still trying like hell to figuare out how you got close to these cats . they are gost . I am not joking and you say you got close for ten minets wow . dude you are my hero ! these things are like vapors of gas .
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You could easily kill a bobcat with your hands. Sure your going to get cut up quite a bit and be bleeding a little but you could wring it's kneck pretty quick.
good luck getting close to them lol .


if you want pain you might buy a predator call .
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if you want pain you might buy a predator call .
If I could figure out how to post a picture I would show you pics from 10 feet away. The upload says the picture is too big to upload it. They are everywhere in Arizona here and I have seen probably 20-30 of them without even looking for them playing golf. Here you go. These are two seperate cats.





Here is a third cat.


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Savannahs and bengels both have that wild spotted rosette to them. I have bengal. He is a hell of hunter, likes to play in water, and can be a serious pain in arse. We had him as house cat but soon realized he was bound and determined to be out. He now comes as he pleases.
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Yeah, but they're effing crazy. My friend had one, that thing would be sound asleep one second and then trying to eat your leg the next. I hated going over to his house.
I've also heard some stories about them. It seems that they really need room to run and play to get the pent up energy out of their system.

Kind of like Border Collies, give them a lot of exercise or they'll use their smarts to fock with you.
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Savannahs and bengels both have that wild spotted rosette to them. I have bengal. He is a hell of hunter, likes to play in water, and can be a serious pain in arse. We had him as house cat but soon realized he was bound and determined to be out. He now comes as he pleases.
I've wondered about Bengals. They look great and seem to have a good disposition.

Do they have too much energy and outdoor/hunting instincts to be a 'house cat'?
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Mock, what kind of a cat is beezer? I always pictured some kind of tabby haha.
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