Wild Wednesday … “cat without a grin”


The big male bobcat slinks away.

I had to go to the mill on Monday to do log inventory. It was a holiday and there were only a few folks at work. It was unusually quiet. I drove around the backside of the log deck only to have a large bobcat cross the road in front of me. Immediately, I stopped and grabbed my camera. Standing on the seat and door handle I had a great view of the cat. He’d stopped and was looking back at me. It was perfect ….. except, I had my SLOW camera. By the time it went through its agonizing start-up cycle the bobcat crept off. I managed only one picture before he slipped away toward the river, fading like the Cheshire Cat.

`All right,’ said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. –  Alice In Wonderland 

11 thoughts on “Wild Wednesday … “cat without a grin”

  1. Too bad about the camera. I didn’t even have a camera close at hand this morning when 5 deer bounded across my back yard, jumping the fence as they went. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a group that large in my yard. There were a few years when some mysterious disease devastated the deer in the neighborhood and I was lucky to see even one. Looks like they are rebounding, so to speak…

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    • Nice, at least you got to see them. The disease was probably chronic wasting disease. It been a problem in many areas. I was just out behind the log deck and counted 20 deer. I took some pictures, but I was pretty far away, so they aren’t too sharp.


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