Laura has been talking about this “cat” type animal she saw a while ago. I mentioned it and showed off some pictures of the prints it left here. While I’ve forgotten the ordeal, she’s apparently become somewhat obsessed.
She hasn’t been able to pinpoint exactly what the animal was. I think she’s been secretly hopeful that it was a Florida Panther. That would be too good to be true. Not that I know anything about the Florida Panther, but from what I’ve heard through the years, it’s very elusive. For us to have a panther running through the back yard would really be something.
About an hour ago, I saw her whizzing past me, through the living room, with her camera. She didn’t say anything then, but a few moments later, she said, “Bob, it’s back.” For those of you who aren’t aware, Bob is my nickname. No idea how that happened.
I got up and ran towards her in the little sun room we have. I stood besides her while we both looked out the window. She took some pictures, but was disappointed that she didn’t get anything. As we were standing there, we both realized the animal was gone. I didn’t see a thing. She told me that it ran behind the neighbor’s pool and into the woods.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here. This is just between you and me – so don’t say anything. I’ve been a bit skeptical of this whole cat thing from the beginning. Someone’s dog? Maybe. A big house cat? Sure. But a lion or a tiger? Now way.
That was until today. As it turns out, she did manage to get a picture of something. It’s not the greatest picture out there, but it does lean towards the fact that we’ve got a bobcat running through our back yard. And to reinforce my idea, I’ll present to you the photos and then a video someone else took of what I think is a similar animal. You be the judge and then let me know your thoughts in the comment area below.
Here is a link to the video. It’s the best one I can find. Notice the tail and the spots. Laura kept telling me that the cat she saw in the back yard had spots.