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It’s not every day that you get to see a wild animal stalking its prey in a natural environment.
Especially when that wild animal is the solitary, elusive, and typically-nocturnal bobcat.
This footage was taken by Douglas K. and posted to the BoneDriven hunting and outdoor channel on Facebook.
It starts just as the bobcat takes notice of a nearby fawn. A moment later, the bobcat starts to approach the unaware fawn, using the tall grass to his advantage. The bob stops in his tracks when the fawn turns toward him, only resuming when he is not at risk of being detected.
Who would you put your money on? Bobcats are gifted hunters, but whitetail deer are skittish and much faster than the feline.
Watch how it all turns out:
If your money was on the fawn, you win.
The bobcat got too close and wasn’t prepared to strike when the fawn turned his way. The fawn bounds off into the brush, leaving the bobcat to look for another meal.
I’m no biologist, but I DO know that bobcats are savvy hunters, and today’s video does not seem like the best showcase for the cat’s abilities.
Maybe this was a juvenile male learning to hunt on his own for the first time? What do YOU think?