Bobcat With Part Of Ear Missing

When I’m out photographing wildlife, I try to find some type of marking or other characteristics on the animal that will help me decide if I have seen it before. This Bobcat has made that easy for me with part of its ear missing. I believe this is the first time I have seen this one.

The past couple of weeks have been great for viewing Bobcats that are at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I will post more photos of this beautiful animal in a couple of days and where I first spotted it.

Bobcat With Part Of Ear Missing Photo

A Bobcat Crossing The Road

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6 Comments

  1. Jim Denham March 12, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    No telling what that cat had gotten into for that ear to be gone! Cool pic!

  2. Steve Creek March 12, 2014 at 5:56 am #

    Thanks Jim! As big and as healthy as this cat is, I would like to see what took it on.

  3. ritaroberts March 12, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    That would be interesting as you say Steve,.wondering what other animal damaged his ear. He is still an handsome bobcat though. Great capture. !

  4. Jim Arterburn March 12, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    I photographed what is probably that same Bobcat at Sequoyah on 8 February 2012. See photo at http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/image/141420531

  5. Steve Creek March 12, 2014 at 7:46 am #

    Thank Rita and Jim I think your right.

  6. Barbara March 12, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    What a super picture of an animal we seldom see here in southern Ontario… perhaps a fight with another cat took part of its ear? or an attempt to capture a particularly feisty morsel for its dinner, instead losing a piece of its own flesh?

    Great shot nonetheless!

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