Several people have talked about seeing Bobcats in Estero Americano. Until Wednesday, though, Bobcats had eluded me.
Then, on the paddle back to the car, soon after photographing the deer, three tawny figures moved along the Marin shore.
Predatory animals travel across the ground with a distinctive fluidity quite unlike prey animals such as deer and rabbits which are more prone to bounding than slinking across the landscape.
These three quickly ducked behind coyote brush and disappeared from view.
There was enough time to snap only two photos. My predatory friends were so far away I wondered what might appear in the camera’s memory card—coyotes, maybe? I’d seen Coyotes at the Estero before.
Here’s what appeared:
My personal holy grail is a mountain lion. So far, no luck. Someday…..