Last week we had a visit from a beautiful bobcat. He was gorgeous and regal and completely unaffected by our presence.
We believe him to be the bobcat that was rescued and raised by a neighboring ranch which would explain his lack of fear of humans. We can only hope that he learns to live further away from humans, as we have heard that other neighbors of ours have shot bobcats that were near their property. Supposedly, they needed to kill the bobcats in order to protect their chickens, ducks and geese, but in my opinion it is our responsibility as livestock owners to ensure that we keep our animals protected from the wild via fencing and pens. I would never let chickens run loose on my property, except during the day when I was outside with them. Otherwise it is like putting out bait for whatever wild critter is walking by and in my opinion that is not only irresponsible but inhumane.