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August 9, 2011 (Jamul) – What could be cuter than a bouncing baby bobcat? How about an entire bobcat family?


“He’s sleeping in the big ash tree right in front of our house—he’s been there for hours!” writes Jan Maxted, whose husband, Don snapped these photos outside their rural Jamul home. “No sign of his mom, but she must have told him to keep out of trouble. The scrub jays were harassing him for awhile, but he didn’t seem overly concerned about them.”


The week before, the Maxteds spotted the entire family of bobcats out for a stroll while driving down their driveway.

“We saw the family, cut the truck motor and rolled fairly close to them,” Jan recalls, adding, “This morning we also saw a doe and two fawns and a roadrunner.”


Our thanks to Deerhorn Valley Antler Editor Kim Hamilton for sharing these photos from her readers. She adds, “With the invasion of squirrels, rats, mice, gophers, and rabbits this year, it's good to see the predators beginning to re-establish themselves post-fire. “


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