Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I saw a bobcat
Living in Vermont, we are used to wild creatures—deer, moose, bear, foxes, squirrels, raccoons, even wild turkeys—darting in front of our vehicles on the road. But have you ever seen a wild cat? In broad daylight? Until this day, I hadn't. But on my drive home from work today a very large animal crossed route 7 right in front of me. At first I thought it was a dog and I slammed on my breaks. But as I got nearer and watched it cross to the other side, there was no mistaking. And then I let out an audible gasp. I'm pretty sure it was a bobcat. It was a tawny in color with lots of dark brown speckles and a white belly. It had a short tale. And it was fluffy! How cool is that?